Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden provides updates on both the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund [RRF] and the $16 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program. Portals to both programs are now open and accepting applications. 

Additional topics include the $284.5 billion Paycheck Protection Program [PPP closed the day May 6, the day after the webinar], Employee Retention Tax Credit, changes to the EIDL program including the Supplemental Targeted Advance and more. 

Bearden is joined by James Thomsen, lead SBDC consultant who specializes in business management, funding sources and international trade. Prior to the SBDC, Thomsen retired as president of Outdoor International at VF Corporation where he was responsible for acquisitions that included EastPak, Kipling, Vans, The North Face and others. 

This marks the 60th 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.