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*WEBINAR: Managing Your Small Business through the Pandemic Feb. 24

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will be joined by Cecelia Griego, Economic Development Principal Planner, and Randy McKeegan, Finance Director, both with the City of Bakersfield. They will discuss Wednesday’s launch of Bakersfield’s Microenterprise ReSTART Grant Program for businesses with less than six employees. Statistics and program insights from the city’s B-CARES Program will also be highlighted. Also on tap are federal changes announced Monday to the Paycheck Protection Program, plus discussion of the Employee Retention Tax Credit, Shuttered Venue Operator Grant programs, new Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and the new EIDL grant program. Topics include:

Federal PPP changes - begin 2-24-2021

ReSTART Grant Program - begins 2-24-2021

Employee Retention Tax Credit

New EIDL Grant program

Economic Injury Disaster Loan [EIDL]

SBA Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program

B-CARES Program statistics & insights

COVID-19 vaccine locations

Plus, time to ask your questions!

This is the 50th in a weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities for employers and business owners. The SBDC is open for 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.