From a U.S. Small Business Administration Press Release

The U.S. Small Business Administration, with the support from SCORE and the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are bringing to Nevada County “Sierra Business Fusion 2021,” a series of six Free Business Events and Classes.

These events will present information from over 40 Federal, State, Nonprofit and local government agencies that have programs and services to assist entrepreneurs and business owners. These additional business resources are to supplement ongoing business services already being provided in the Sierra foothills by programs like SCORE and the SBDC.

The first event “Business Incentive Event & Kick-off” will be held February 1, 2018, at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley Ca. from 11:00am to 2:30pm. At this FREE event; six different agencies will present their programs that can have a real positive effect on a business’s bottom line.

A few Grant and Incentive programs that will be presented on February 1, 2018:

–  A program that offers a 50% wage reimbursement during training period of new hires.

– Grants to help Independent Ag producers with working capital, business plans and feasibility studies.

– Grants and Loans for capital investments in infrastructure for aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion and recycling & Manufacturing facilities that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

– There are also community Grants to help larger segments of entrepreneurs and business owner develop their business to improve their business performance.

***** Eligibility requirements may apply. *******

To learn more about these upcoming events contact to your local Chamber of Commerce or visit All six events in 2018 are FREE to the public but space is limited so please register early.