Future Forward Business Ignitor Course

Oct 5 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Sierra Commons and the Sierra SBDC bring you the Future Forward Business Ignitor Course

As Fall approaches, changes to our local economy are accelerating. The end of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and shifting job market dynamics are leading many people to reevaluate their personal and professional priorities. Entrepreneurship may now be the best option for those working towards a more balanced lifestyle. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6pm – 7:30pm

October 5th to November 11th

Advanced Registration Required:


A team of expert instructors from various fields understands the challenges of starting and running a small business. Classes provide guidance on fundamental business practices and how to avoid common pitfalls. The course covers a wide variety of topics and is perfect for people starting or currently running small businesses.

In addition to the Sierra SBDC, our returning Lead Partner, this Ignitor will be held in conjunction with the Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce, YubaNet.com, Wicked Good Copywriting, Sierra Business Council, and the Grass Valley Downtown Association. This collaboration expands the Ignitor’s reach and resources, giving students access to a broader regional entrepreneurial support network.

“The Future Forward Ignitor is designed to create jobs and professional opportunities for students,” says Sierra Commons’ Executive Director, Robert Trent. “We have active support from economic organizations across the region who are doing their part to create and maintain a diverse, resilient local economy.”

The Sierra Commons Business Ignitor launches on October 5th, 2021, and runs through November 11, 2021. Students will meet via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. In addition to the classes, there will be mentorship, accountability meetups, coworking, and networking

Online registration is now open. If you would like to enroll or learn more, visit the Sierra Commons
website at www.sierracommons.org or call 530-265-8443.

About the Presenter

Robert Trent has deep business consulting experience.  In 2009, Robert founded the first coworking space in the Sierra.  Under his leadership, Sierra Commons is helping hundreds of entrepreneurs plan, launch, grow, and sell their businesses. With an MA in Instructional Technologies, Robert is enthusiastically bringing his expertise to SBDC clients inspired to take their businesses to the next level.