UC Merced SBDCServing Merced and Mariposa Counties
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*WEBINAR: Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will kick off the hourlong webinar with details on the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent $10 billion State Small Business Credit Initiative [SSBCI]. California is expected to receive $1.1 billion to help small businesses in disadvantaged communities through financing programs and technical assistance. 

Kelly will then be joined by nationally recognized small business expert Rhonda Abrams, CEO of Planning Shop. An entrepreneur, USA Today columnist, and author, Abrams will discuss how to create energy and enthusiasm for 2022, define and set annual goals, and steps to create an annual plan. Attendees will receive a free downloadable worksheet.

Abrams is one of only three women named to the Top 30 Global Gurus for Startups. Her book, Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, is among the best-selling business plan guides in the U.S., and was named by Forbes and Inc. magazines as one of the top ten essential books for small business. 

Questions from attendees will be taken.

This marks the 96th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides information on current government business pandemic relief programs available at the federal, state and local levels, tax credit programs, and other resources 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.