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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. 

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Managing your small business through the Pandemic - Jan. 13, 2021

SBDC director, Kelly Bearden does a deep examination of details in the $284 billion Paycheck Protection Program that opened to new businesses and nonprofits this week. Topics include: PPP forgivab...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Restaurant Reopen Strategies - Menu Mix Basics

Some tips to consider for refreshing your menu mix, improving your gross profit and how to establish goals for improvement.

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Coffee and Conversation w/ Cara Crye from Farm Supply Co.

(September 2020) Cara Cyre, CEO of Farm Supply, will join us this month to discuss her twenty-four year journey with the local farmer-owned cooperative. Cara began working for Farm Supply as a Cal...

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Coffee and Conversation w/ Katerina Axelsson from Tastry

(August 2020) Katerina Axelsson CEO and Founder of Tastry, will share her entrepreneurial experiences and journey to creating a company in San Luis Obispo. Katerina, is a graduate of Cal Poly with...

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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...

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Coffee and Conversation w/ Sandra Dickerson

(June 2020) Sandra will share her experience as the CEO of a professional services firm over the past 30+ years. Owning, managing, and serving as HR Director for an HR services firm, Sandra has a u...

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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.