Business Workshops and Resources

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The Placer Business Resource Center offers a variety of workshops designed to provide applicable, real-world information from experienced business advisors on topics, including How to Turn an Idea into a Business, Business Plan Development, Marketing, and Financing. In coordination with our partners, the Placer Business Resource Center has workshops and courses designed to fit your business needs. Contact our office for more information.

Upcoming Workshops


Overview of SBA's Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Presented by Sacramento District SBA Office

To view the recording click here or to learn more, visit the SBA website. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present information on SBA’s new Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) in advance of the program’s launch.

RRF is a $28.6 billion program that provides funding for restaurants to meet payroll, purchase supplies, and transition to today’s COVID-restricted marketplace. Eligible entities are businesses that are not permanently closed and include businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink.

Attendees will learn:

• Eligible business types

• Allowed funding uses

• How to calculate potential funding amount

• How and when to apply

• Priority groups (small businesses owned by women, veterans, & socially and economically disadvantaged individuals)

The application launch date will be announced at a later date. For the first 21 days, the program is open, SBA will review applications from priority groups. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Sierra Small Business Development Center

Serving Northern California, the Sierra Business Development Center provides small business owners no-cost webinars, capital access, and specialty programs. 

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. For more information on SBA disaster assistance here.

Placer County Business Advantage Network

The Placer County Business Advantage Network is a team of workforce development professionals that provide no-cost hiring assistance to businesses and information regarding training and hiring opportunities to job seekers.

Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in Placer County

Additional  Resources

Current CoronaVirus updates: For information regarding the State’s order please refer to the State’s website. 

State Resources 

California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.

Paycheck Protection Program

As part of the CARES Act, the PPP authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. To learn more or find a lender, visit

Pandemic  Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

As part of the federal CARES  Act, the new Pandemic  Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have a limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic. To learn more, visit EDD

Sacramento Metro Chamber:  Coronavirus Rapid Response Hub