Business Workshops and Resources
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.
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
Serving Northern California, the Sierra Business Development Center provides small business owners no-cost webinars, capital access, and specialty programs.
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.
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
- Auburn Chamber of Commerce
- Colfax Chamber of Commerce
- Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce
- Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
- Loomis Chamber of Commerce
- Newcastle Area Business Association
- North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
- North Tahoe Business Association
- Old Town Auburn Business Association
- Rocklin Chamber of Commerce
- Roseville Chamber of Commerce
- Tahoe City Downtown Association
Current CoronaVirus updates: For information regarding the State’s order please refer to the State’s website.
California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.
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 www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection.
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.