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If you missed one of our weekly live webinars, our ever-expanding pre-recorded webinar series provides a great selection of expert insights to help you with your business. 

To view On-Demand videos, please follow the instructions to register for free access. To learn about upcoming workshops, webinars and videos, visit our Calendar and sign up for our newsletter

Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with Thea Chase & Miquela Beall - March 16

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins the webinar with an update on the California Dream Fund Seed Grant Program and other government business pandemic relief programs. Kelly is joined by Th...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with Michael Balstad - March 9

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins the webinar with updates on the California Dream Fund Seed Grant Program, Kern County Microbusiness Grant Program, and other government business pandemi...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with Israel Lara, Jr. - March 2

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins the webinar with updates on Kern County’s $1.2 million Microbusiness Relief Grant Program and other government business pandemic relief programs. Bearde...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Feb. 23

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden kicks off the one-hour FREE webinar with updates on Kern County’s $1.2 million Microbusiness Relief Grant Program, and additional money for restaurants not fun...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Feb. 16

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden discusses a new round of COVID-19 assistance for restaurants and businesses that serve in-person clientele the Senate is looking to pass in March. He also take...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with Keith Brice - Feb. 9

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Keith Brice, president and CEO of Mid State Development Corporation, a non-profit SBA lender based in Bakersfield that serves Central California....

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with guest Teresa Hitchcock - Feb. 2

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Assistant Kern County Administrative Officer, Teresa Hitchcock, who manages America’s Job Center and Employer’s Training Resource for the county a...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic - Jan. 26

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden discusses details of the $35 million California Dream Fund Program that will provide micro grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business cre...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with guests Dr. Richard Ryan & Dr. Mark Evans - Jan. 19

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Dr. Richard Ryan, an applied economist and assistant professor of economics at California State University Bakersfield, and Dr. Mark Evans, profes...

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Managing Your Small Business Beyond the Pandemic with guest Rhonda Abrams - Jan. 12

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden kicks off the hourlong webinar with details on the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent $10 billion State Small Business Credit Initiative [SSBCI]. California is...

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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.