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

Business Creator: Transforming your vision into reality

Registration for the Business Creator course has closed. 

The next course will be held in early spring. If you would like to be notified of the next Business Creator Series, please subscribe to the Placer Business Resource Center newsletter.

Business Creator: Transforming your Vision into Reality

This immersive, six-week program is perfect for people who want to transform their passion into a prosperous enterprise or are ready to take their budding small business to the next level.

Professional instructors will encourage a results-driven mindset for each participant while one-to-one mentors and other team members actively support students’ goals. This series intends to help you launch your business at the conclusion of the course.

For more information or if you are ready to transform your dream into reality, contact ustoday. 


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