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Small Business Development Center

The SBDC offers one-on-one business consulting at no cost to you. We present our Webinar series every third Wednesday of the month at no cost, and also host a number of seminars and classes throughout the year. All of these services are provided to the small business owners in Kern, Mono, and Inyo Counties.

Center Updates:

The CSUB SBDC and all of the Central California Regional Network have undergone a LOGO change. We gladly present the new logos used for branding:

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Upcoming Events

RECENT Webinars

"Valuation of a Closely Held Business"

Aired Sept 30, 2015

There are several reasons why a business owner needs to know the valuation of his or her business. Feasibility, purchase or sale of the business, succession planning, estate execution, investor changes, legal action such divorce or partnership dispute or simple curiosity. Watch to learn how to value your business or to have an appropriate SBDC consultant to assist you. Presenter: Peter Pappas For more information on no-cost business consulting call the CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center 661-654-2856 or visit

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Bank of America partners with SBDC

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The California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Small Business Development Center is an affiliate of the UC Merced Small Business Development Center regional network and is partially funded by CSUB, the University of California, Merced and the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is a partnership program under the current Cooperative Agreement with U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of California, Merced. Reasonable accommodations wil be made, upon request, for handicapped individuals.




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Monday- Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(661) 654-2856
1631 17th St. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301


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