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*WEBINAR: Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Aug. 4

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden be joined by Richard S. Gearhart, CSUB Associate Professor of Economics from the school of Business & Public Administration. Dr. Gearhart will discuss how Kern County’s economy has fared through the pandemic.

Bearden will also take a detailed look at the SBA’s online portal that opens tomorrow. Business owners who received loans of $150,000 or less will be able to directly seek forgiveness through the SBA rather than through the bank that administered their PPP loan.

Additional topics include the expanded the Employee Retention Tax Credit, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program [EIDL], supplemental and targeted EIDL, and more. 

Questions from attendees will be taken.  

This marks the 73rd in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners. 

The SBDC is open for free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can go to www.csubsbdc.com for more information or to sign up for assistance.


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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.