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A representative from Chevron discusses how the company is looking for diverse local businesses that could potentially serve the oil and gas industry on this week’s FREE webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. 

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Valerie Nafius, Contracts Lead for Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. Nafius provides details on what the company is looking for in businesses that could serve the oil and gas industry, Chevron’s inclusive procurement vision, what has already been done in the Valley, and how businesses can connect with them.

Bearden begins the webinar with information on the upcoming Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) set to take effect Jan. 1, 2024, available capital resources programs, and more.

This marks the 299th episode of the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners.

The CSU Bakersfield SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can go sign up for assistance by clicking here!

TIMESTAMPS - The Bold blue underlined link below is where Valerie Nafius begins her presentation
00:00 Intro
00:27 What’s up today November 15, 2023
02:25 Poll Question #1: “My current revenues come from what source?”
04:28 Poll Question #2 “Who has a higher percentage of rural businesses?”
05:56 Poll Question #3 “Based on the 2022 annual Federal Reserve Credit Survey, on a percentage basis of total businesses, are there more women owned businesses in California or the U.S.?”
07:03 Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) Effective 1/1/2024 https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/expert-insights/small-businesses-and-th...
09:08 Capital Corridor: Strategic Partnering
10:13 Types of Strategic Partnerships
12:50 Operational Challenges Facing California Firms, 12 months prior – 2022 Federal Reserve Credit Survey
15:02 Applications are open for $10,000 grant for Mono County Business Owners https://tinyurl.com/MonoCountyGrant
15:40 Free Human Resources Hotline for Employers
16:14 Want to run a home day care business? $1,000 start-up grants
18:25 Shop Small Business Saturday – November 25th
19:00 See what tools the SBDC has for your business
19:43 CSUB SBDC YouTube Channel
20:27 Kelly introduces Valerie Nafius, Contracts Lead, Chevron San Joaquin Valley Business Unit
21:10 Valerie Nafius begins to speak
22:04 Supply Chain Management
22:55 Inclusive Procurement/Local Content Vision
24:13 What We Are Doing in the Valley
25:16 Utilizing Innovative Technologies to Advance the Energy Transition
26:26 What We Look For
29:09 Certification – Chevron’s Diversity Test
33:38 Kelly rejoins Valerie for discussion, plus Questions and Answers
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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.