Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
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SBDC director, Kelly Bearden discusses recent sole proprietorship changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and strategies to locate and serve newly eligible businesses that may have previously been denied. Kelly will be joined by Circe Davalos Cox, lead SBDC consultant who specializes in finance and business, to talk about the challenges and successes she sees working the front lines with local businesses as they navigate the pandemic. Other webinar topics will include increased money for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the $1.5 billion available in round five of the California Relief Grant Program, the new Bakersfield ReStart Loan-to-Grant Program, extension of the Employee Retention Tax Credit and more. Topics include:

✔Paycheck Protection Program changes

✔Targeting newly eligible small businesses for PPP

✔A look at challenges & successes of local businesses

✔$1.5 billion California Relief Grant - rounds 5 & 6

✔Targeted EIDL Advance

✔Employee Retention Tax Credit extension

✔City of Bakersfield ReStart Loan-to-Grant Program

✔Shuttered Venues Operator Grant program - opens April 8

This is the 55th in the 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 helpful to 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.