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Capital Summit to provide small business funding options Oct. 7

Small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow or start their business will have access to dozens funding options at the FREE Eastern Sierra Capital Summit on Friday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 

Posted on: Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 6:31pm

Cal Coastal SBDC Receives 2022 Business Excellence Award

Cal Coastal SBDC is honored to be a recipient of the 2022 Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.

Posted on: Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:55pm

Planning for a Healthy Business

A key element of success is the ability to plan for now and in the future.  Join Cal Coastal SBDC for a live webinar Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11 am via Zoom .

Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 9:50am


Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host six brilliant tech-driven startups from Central California in a pitch competition to win $100,000+ in equity-backed funding at the fifth annual AngelCon on Thursday, April 21st at 5 p.m...

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 8:39am

Monterey County CA Microbusiness COVID19 Relief Grant Program

In order to support small business employers facing financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the California Office of the...

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12:11pm

California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Open to March 28

The CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development recently opened the 3rd round of applications for The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) program. The CCTC is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California.

Posted on: Monday, March 21, 2022 - 10:47am

Comcast RISE Expands Marketing and Technology Resources to All Women-Owned Small Business

Comcast RISE is a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. Comcast recently expanded the program to include all women-owned small businesses.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:19am

Visit the Cal Coastal SBDC Calendar

Want to know what's going on of interest to area small businesses?  Cal Coastal SBDC's calendar of events has a huge variety of topics. Watch for our Program Manager on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn and Instagram to give you a rundown via video.

Posted on: Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:33pm

100 episodes and counting: CSUB business webinars 'rare and credible source of timely, easily understood information'

Modesty always looks better on heroes than boastfulness, and so it's to the credit of Bakersfield small-business counselor Kelly Bearden when he downplays his own role as a reason why the weekly webinar he hosts has become a lifeline to entrepreneurs during the pandemic....

Posted on: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 7:03pm

$2,500 for Eligible Kern County Microbusinesses

Want to find out if your business is eligible for Kern County’s microbusiness relief grant program?

Posted on: Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 6:01pm

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