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*WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: CSUB economist to offer outlook for small businesses

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
An economic outlook with local, regional, and national data important to small businesses is among the topics of this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield.  
Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will be joined by Dr. Nyakundi Michieka, associate professor of economics and director for the Center for Economic Education and Research at CSUB. They will discuss the economics of Kern County and aspects of the local economy that affect the small business including the labor market, inflation, and energy sectors. 
Dr. Michieka’s primary research is in the areas of energy, environmental economics and regional economics. 
Kelly Bearden will begin the webinar with a look at available capital resources and grants, and small business recovery opportunities. 
Questions from attendees will be taken.  
This marks the 261st episode of the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners. 
The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!
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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.