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Startup Basics
May 9th, 5:30-7pm
Sierra Business Council
10183 Truckee Airport Rd #202

Have you ever thought of starting your own business, but have so many questions? This class is for you! Join Sierra Business Council and SCORE of Northern Nevada to learn how to start your own business. Please spread the word to anyone you know who would benefit from attending this FREE workshop!
Topics covered will include: 
-Critical Success Factors
-Evaluating, Testing, and Protecting your idea
-Legal Structures of your business
-Financial Planning & Cash Flow
-Business Plan 
-Funding your business
All of these topics are super important for all entrepreneurs. Come join us at this interactive, in-depth workshop to learn how to start your own business! Register Here.

The Success Series

Want to get better at business - expand, grow?

The NC Economic Resource Council, Business & Career Network, and Sierra ​Small Business Development Center at Sierra Business Council present business classes for small and medium business owners and entrepreneurs who want to grow.
Three workshops will take place in the morning and a wrap up event will take place in the evening. The classes include building a business plan, marketing overview, alternative funding and the wrap up will focus on what we heard during the three workshops, concerns, ideas and answers. In other words, if you can’t make the morning workshops, you can attend the evening “Greatest Hits” and get  the answers to the most popular questions.

March 22nd 8am-10am: Alternative Financing: Beyond Conventional Loans with Kristin York
April 12th 8am-10am: Startup & Expansion: Business Plan for your Goals with Leslie Williams
May 3rd 8am-10am: Marketing Strategies: The Big Picture with Catharine Bramkamp 
June 5th 5:30-7:30pm: Greatest Hits: Answers to your Business Questions

The first three workshops meet from 8:15 to 10:00 AM
At the Business and Career Resource Network Offices 
988 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 
8:15 coffee and networking
8:30 - 9:30  Presentation
9:30 - 10:00  Q & A

The fourth workshop meets in the evening from 5:30-7:30 PM
At the ERC offices
104 New Mohawk Rd, Nevada City, CA 

Registration is required. To register for any of the four classes, please follow this link: 






SBDC Partners with EDD

Sierra Small Business Development Center is here to help employers learn more about EDD’S Quick E-File & E-Pay for Employers and the New CA Law for Employers. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). All remaining employers will be subject to this requirement beginning January 1, 2018. Any employer required under existing law to electronically submit wage reports and/or electronic funds transfer to the EDD will remain subject to those requirements.  For more information, visit FAQs – E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.

Benefits of Electronic Filing and Payments

-Increases data accuracy.
-Protects data through encryption, which is safer and more secure than paper forms.
-Reduces paper and mailing costs.
-Eliminates lost mail.
-Faster processing of returns and payments.

File and Pay Electronically with e-Services for Business

Employers can use e-Services for Business to comply with the e-file and e-pay mandate. e-Services for Business is a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online. With e-Services for Business, you can:

-Register for an employer payroll tax account number.
-File returns and reports.
-Make payroll tax deposits and pay other liabilities.
-View and update account information.
-And more!

For more information, please visit:

About Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is California’s largest tax collection agency and handles the audit and collection of payroll taxes and maintains employment records.