Success Stories

See how Sierra SBDC helps local businesses.

Wheyward Girl Creamery was one of our first clients back in December 2014. When they came to us, they had the beginning of a business plan- 8 months later, they applied and received loans, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, signed a lease, completed a strong and viable business plan and are now open!

About Sierra SBDC

Our goal is to help you build your business, find capital, create jobs and contribute to a prosperous economy in the Sierra region. Our no cost consulting services are focused on helping you create a feasible business model, assess business opportunities, determine financial needs, identify potential sources of financing, and design an effective strategy to market and grow. We are all about equipping you with the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed on your own.

The Sierra SBDC serves a 7 county region comprised of Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Lassen, Modoc, Placer and El Dorado counties. We serve small and medium businesses with fewer than 500 employees, including new ventures, growing companies and mature businesses. We provide direct, no cost one-on-one consulting that enables businesses to improve and expand their companies, solve problems, strengthen management, develop new ideas for products or services, or investigate business opportunities. The Sierra SBDC is headquartered in Truckee at Sierra Business Council and operates through satellite hubs in Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, South Lake Tahoe, Placerville, Quincy, Susanville and Alturas.

The Sierra SBDC is partially funded through a grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Additional funding comes from other public and private regional partners with a vested interest in economic development. If you are interested in supporting the Sierra SBDC please call (530) 582-5022.

We understand that the Sierra’s prosperity is largely built on the backs of small business owners. Our mission is to create a strong regional economy by connecting providing technical assistance and access to capital for small businesses.

The positive economic impact of Small Business Development Centers is well documented. A copy of the most recent independent 3rd party economic impact report for the greater Northeastern California SBDC region is available here.