We’re making a big impact on small business.

Serving Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sierra, Plumas, Lassen, and Modoc Counties

Last year, Sierra SBDC helped more than 1,040 clients navigate through a pandemic and access $18 million in capital to start or grow their business and create a meaningful impact on our local community – the likes of 143 new jobs.

Whether it’s access to capital, human resources, compliance, marketing, accounting, or any other business need — SBDC is your one-stop-shop for accelerating small business success.

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Truckee Forgivable Loans

Two types of loans of up to $30,000 for COVID-impacted eligible businesses within Truckee town limits. Both loans offer forgiveness if all program requirements are met


Microbusiness Relief Grants

Microbusinesses in Placer and Lassen Counties can apply to receive a $2,500 #CovidRelief Grant! The application is open on a first come, first serve basis.


Placer County Small Business Recovery

Businesses in unincorporated Placer County can apply for forgivable loans to aid in recovery from COVID & fire impacts. Learn more and apply!


SBDC Advising Services

Our team of expert advisors can help you navigate the market’s many unexpected turns – at every stage of your business – from startup to expansion to sale.


Meet Our Advisors

Our advisors understand the realities of running a business and have helped countless entrepreneurs pull through challenging periods and plan their recovery.



Our online trainings and workshops offer applicable, real-world information and helpful advice. Visit our calendar to see upcoming SBDC events.


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EATS Cooking Company

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Real Businesses,
Real Results

Read inspiring stories of actual SBDC clients who’ve climbed the entrepreneurial mountain.

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