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, Financing, and much more. 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


New Recorded Webinars 

Sierra Small Business Development Center Pre-Recorded Training

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace - Chana Anderson, CCP, PHRca, SPHR is an SBDC Regional Advisor with deep expertise in human resources, employment law, and organizational change. Her superpower is making the complex and ever-changing employment law landscape easy to navigate.

2021 California Employment Law Update for Small Employers - View this 60-minute webinar, where important new laws are reviewed and the impact it has on small employers. The update focuses on new laws effective January 1, 2021, and the steps to take to be compliant with the law

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

Sacramento Metro Chamber