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Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Our ever-expanding pre-recorded webinar series provides a great selection of expert insights to help you with your business. 

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How to Fund Your Business without Banks, Credit Cards or GoFundMe

This class covers:

  1. How to get ready to raise money from investors
  2. How to find the right investors for YOU
  3. What investors are looking for
  4. S... Read More

Managing your small business through the Pandemic - Jan. 20, 2021

SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will take an in-depth look at the $284 billion Paycheck Protection Program details and eligibility requirements for both first-time applicants and second-round applican... Read More

Managing Your Small Business through the Pandemic - Jan. 6, 2021

SBDC director, Kelly Bearden talks about key forgiveness and tax-related changes to PPP in the new $908 billion federal stimulus. He also provides updates on a variety of state and local government... Read More

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Webinar

(December 2020)The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program is now open. The first round of grant applications were accepted from 12-30-2020 through 1-8-2021. The second round of app... Read More

Coffee and Conversation w/ Jenny Kassan

(October 2020) Jenny Kassan, owner of Jenny Kassan Consulting, will join us this month to discuss business funding and ways to seek the right investors for your company. She will teach you the step... Read More

Coffee and Conversation w/ Angel Investors

(July 2020) At this month’s Coffee and Conversation, you will hear from three Angel Investors as they share their experience being part of AngelCon 2020. An angel investor (also known as a private... Read More

Incentives for Ag and Manufacturing Businesses

If you grow or make something in California, learn more about partial sales tax exemptions eligibility.

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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.