Rim Fire Disaster-Small Business Financial Assistance
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering assistance in the form of low-interest loans to help small businesses that have been affected by the Rim Fire. If your business was negatively impacted by the Rim Fire and you need assistance to ensure the sustainability of your business please check out this available resource and apply by the deadline on June 26, 2014. Apply on-line at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. or call (800) 659-2955
Upcoming Small Business Resources
November 14th, 2013- "Access To Capital"-The Small Business Development Center at California State University, Bakersfield is presenting a daylong conference that will provide details and strategies for lending, financing options and solutions for small business owners. This is an excellent opportunity to explore financing choices and learn about what programs can best fit your needs.
Register online at www.csub.edu/sbdc
Registration Fees ... Only $49 - Includes lunch
For additional information call CSUB Small Business Development Center at: (661) 654-2856
***Free Small Business Webinars***
Mono County Economic Development will be hosting free small business webinars from Cal State University Bakersfield-Small Business Development Center. The free webinars are open to all and will be broadcast every other Wednesday from 12:05 PM to 1:00 PM in both Bridgeport, and Mammoth Lakes. Take a look at the schedule and join us or access the free webinars from home by registering at www.GoToWebinar.com and enter webinar code.
October 16, 2013- "Bringing Your Invention to Market"- Over 95% of patents do not make an inventor money. Our innovation expert will show you market research and other steps to be profitable.
October 30, 2013- "Restaurant Internal Marketing Tips"- Strategies include training wait staff to sell while maintaining excellent customer service. Identify menu items that produce the best profits and much more!
Webinar Code: 106-105-059
Past Webinar Powerpoints (Presentation Documents Availble at Bottom of Page)
October 2, 2013- "Contracts-The Do's and Don'ts"- Entering into a legal contract is necessary but a worrisome proposition for many business owners. Learn the pitfalls and tips when contracting with other from our legal pro.
Webinar Code: 142-480-483
September 18, 2013- "Tips to Grow Your Business"- Business basics on starting or growing a small business are explored. Legal aspects, marketing, financial info, and technology are discussed.
Webinar code: 157-127-483
September 4th, 2013- "Your Business and High Speed Internet"- High Speed Internet is coming to many rural communities and our pro will detail the fantastic business and marketing opportunities for small business.
August 21, 2013-"Specialty and Cottage Food Business Revisited"-New 2013 state law permits certain food businesses to operate from a home kitchen. Get the new rules, regulations, and tips to operate a profitable food business from your home.
Mammoth Lakes Broadcast
452 Old Mammoth Road Suite #306
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Free Small Business Consulting!
The Cal State Bakersfield Small Business Development Center also provides free small business and small business start-up counsulting from professional business consultants. Don't miss the opportunity to this great FREE resource.
SBDC counselors can offer individual advice and guidance concerning the formation, management, financing and operation of your business. Counseling is provided at no charge to qualified businesses (the business must have less than 500 employees). Individuals who are considering starting a business are also eligible for counseling.
Follow this link and submit your information under Mono County: www.csub.edu/sbdc/services/consulting.shtml
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides a substantial amount of information and support for small businesses and small business start-ups. The SBA provides information for entrepreneurs and existing business owners to start, plan, expand, or finance your business. Don't pass up the opportunity for free resources and check out the many diverse tools the SBA has to help your business or business idea succeed. You can access these resources by visitng the SBA site at www.SBA.GOV