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Small Business Development Center


Our SBDC helps stimulate economic growth by helping small businesses succeed. We provide knowledge and support throughout a vast array of expertise including business planning, loan packaging, social media marketing, e-commerce, media buying, public relations, insurance, food services, intellectual property, human resources, and more.


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"Equity Crowdfunding"

Aired Dec 9, 2015

Crowdfunding is an evolving method of raising cash over the Internet. It most commonly has been used with reward websites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo and features product or other rewards for a contribution. It has generally not been used to offer and sell securities. That is about to change. New final regulations proposed by the SEC will allow an exemption that will allow small businesses to offer and sell equity or ownership of their business online through a third party. It does so by creating a new entity – a funding portal – and allows these platforms to facilitate the offer and sale of securities. Join CSU Bakersfield SBDC Director Kelly Bearden and learn how this game changing access to capital can benefit your small business and how the SBDC is poised to assist your business capitalize on these new law changes. Visit for more information on getting your business started. Presenter: Kelly Bearden, Director CSUB SBDC

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The CSU Bakersfield SBDC is part of the UC Merced Regional Network.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.




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For more information on SBDC services, please contact the SBDC office. 661-654-2856 - General information provided below.


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


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