No-cost business training and consulting offered

By From page A9 | November 26, 2012

No-cost business training and one-on-one is being provided by the Sacramento-Sierra Small Business Development Center for established and emerging eligible microenterprise business owners in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County.

Workshops and business consulting aare under way and continue until Feb. 4, 2013.
The Northeastern California Small Business Development Center-Greater Sacramento-Sierra (NE-CA SBDC) and the County of El Dorado have partnered to offer a 12-week workshop series and business consulting in three venues simultaneously to existing and emerging businesses in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County. Workshops will be held in Cameron Park, Placerville, and South Lake Tahoe. Workshop titles are below.

What it Takes to Survive in Business Operations: Running the Business
Deciding on a Business Licenses, Permits, Business Names and Insurance
Business Plan: Your Roadmap to Success Keeping the Books – Accounting and Cash Flow
Communication Tools and Organization How to Finance Your Business – What Lenders Want to See
Marketing Analysis Location and Opening Your Business
Marketing Strategy Tools to Forecast Business Needs and Cash Management
Management Skills Post Assessment

Funding is through a grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Eligible business owners (and emerging businesses) must be located in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County and meet the CDBG definition of an eligible microenterprise business. Eligible microenterprise businesses must have five or fewer employees, and the income of the business owner(s) must fall within the limits by family size as indicted in the table below:

Family Size 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Income must be at, or below: $42,650, $48,750, $54,850, $60,900, $65,800, $70,650, $75,550, $80,400.

Enrollment inquiries can be made to [email protected] or by calling 916-563-3210. This information online is at

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