UC Merced SBDCServing Merced and Mariposa Counties
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Dr. S. Aaron Hegde, professor and chair of the economics department at CSUB, and Dr. Mark Evans, emeritus professor of economics and former associate dean at CSUB. They provide an economic outlook for small businesses and discuss key current economic drivers such as inflation, jobs, and immigration.  

Additional webinar topics include updates on the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund legal challenges, Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness process, Economic Injury Disaster Loan program including the reconsideration process for denied applications, and more.  

This marks the 68th 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 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.