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The Business Resource Center (BRC) is designed by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce to assist small business and entrepreneurs in starting, operating, and expanding their businesses. The BRC offers many resources to the small business owner or entrepreneur for free. Some services such as seminars and classes require a small fee due to the quality of the teachers and speakers.

The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce operates the BRC with collaborative partners: El Dorado County Office of Economic Development, Golden Sierra Job Training, Connections, Small Business Administration, Employment Development Department, Department of Social Service Employment Services and Experience Works. The BRC is here to help and support entrepreneurs and small business in El Dorado County.

The BRC offers:

  • One-on-One Consultation with qualified professionals
  • Classes/Seminars¬†(Call for specific classes)
  • Tax Credit Information
  • Employer Resource Library
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Computer and Internet Access
  • Recruitment/pre-screening of Applicants
  • Free Posting of Job Vacancies
  • Business Location and Relocation Assistance

The BRC offers an online catalog of books, videos, workbooks, and other material in its library of business material.

For more information contact:

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
542 Main Street
Placerville, Ca 95667
Phone: 530/621-5885

Free Business Consulting at EDC Chamber through SBDC

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.

One-on-One Business Consulting

Our consulting services are offered free of charge and your information is completely confidential. The Capital Region SBDC has experienced and knowledgeable Business Advisors who are uniquely qualified to assist small businesses in creating an effective strategy, discover ways to generate revenue and grow your bottom line. The Chamber is booking appointments at their offices on the second Monday of the month. Call 530-621-5885 to check for appointment availability.

Consulting areas of expertise include:

  • Franchising
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resource
  • Insurance
  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • International Trade
  • Import/Export
  • Government Certifications
  • Government Contracting
  • Government Registrations
  • Government Marketing
  • Budget Operation
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Cost Control/Reductions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Loan Packaging
  • Financing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Ecommerce
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Design & Development