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1:1 Consulting

Our CARES Technical Assistance Program is structured to provide much-needed help to any small business located in the City of Sacramento and has assistance geared to help minorities facing additional hurdles to get back to business.

On this page, you will find details on Free 1:1 Consulting Assistance which is delivered through 6 Partner Organizations. To receive 1:1 Consulting Assistance, you must sign up through one of our Partners. Once you are signed up, you can schedule 1:1 Consulting sessions.

Click on Go To buttons to be taken directly to the Consultants information, or scroll down to Review All Sessions

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Hacker Lab

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Capital Region Small Business Development Center

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Comm

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

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North Sacramento

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Sacramento Black

Chamber of Commerce

The Capital Region Small Business Development Center

The Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no-cost technical assistance to small business owners in the form of no-cost consulting and workshop-style training.  The main goals of the SBDC are to assist start-up and established businesses in the following areas, including but not limited to:

  • Gaining access to new funding opportunities

  • Improving overall sales

  • Creating jobs and retaining talent

  • Business Plan Development

  • Marketing strategies

  • Managing a business

  • StartUp Assistance

  • Government Contracting

  • Business Accounting

  • Human Resources

  • Cash Flow Management

  • Buy/Sell Businesses

  • E-Commerce

The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

SHCC – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC) mission is to promote and develop business growth for members and to provide access to the Hispanic market. SHCC’s CARES programs are geared specifically for our Latinx small businesses. Business owner will have access to 1:1 assistance in language to help them with almost any issue facing them today. Areas of expertise include:

  • Webinars with 1:1 experts on site to answer your questions and discuss areas of concern.

  • Courses offered in Spanish specifically designed to help the Latinx entrepreneur or small business owner jump start their current business or start a new business from ground up.

  • Online services to help point you in the right direction for assistance

  • Expert assistance on organization and expertise to strengthen financial and operational recordkeeping.

  • Assistance to discuss any challenges or hurdles in language

Hacker Lab

Pivoting your business online can be one of the most profitable decisions you can make.  However, competing for attention in an online environment full of distractions can be one of the most challenging tasks you’ll ever face.  Delivering a brand message that resonates with customers and drives sales is the goal, but navigating the complexities of websites, newsletters, social media, and advertising can leave you spinning your wheels and wasting time and money.  Thankfully, you don’t have to go at it alone.  We have a team of experienced advisers that have worked with dozens of small businesses and we’re here to help you, free of charge!  Sign up for your initial consultation and get up to 10 hours of one-on-one business advising!

Topics we can help you with:

  • Creating your digital marketing plan

  • Landing Page Conversion Optimization

  • Driving traffic to your website

  • Content Marketing, webinars, video, blogs

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Holiday Sales Campaigns

  • E-Commerce

  • Capital Sourcing

  • Financial Planning, Product Pricing

  • Time Management and Productivity

Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is a Federal, State, and local leader when it comes to small business technical assistance. SACC has experienced staff who work with a cadre of subject matter experts to provide the most up-to-date help to our small business owners. SACC is overseeing the COVID-19 workplace safety webinars as well as the business recovery webinar series. SACC 1:1 consulting expertise offered includes:

  • Access to Capital

  • Finance Assistance

  • Business Planning / Operations

  • COVID and Workplace Safety

  • How to Perform a Proper Risk Assessment

  • How to Train Employees to Limit the Spread

  • Digital / Online Marketing

  • Human Resources

  • Confidentiality/Privacy and HR Laws

  • Employee Development & Guidance

  • Health & Wellness

  • Language Translation (Vietnamese, Spanish)

North Sacramento Chamber

Need help with how to approach your landlord on renegotiating your current lease? Meet 1:1 with a commercial realtor who can provide guidance and expertise on the following topics:

  • Rent Reduction – the most straightforward way to adjust your monthly expenses

  • Rent Deferral – request to defer or waive a portion of rent

  • Rent Abatement – How to ask landlord if they have the ability, could agree to forgive a certain amount of rent, or past due rent for a short period of time.

  • Application of Deposit - Approaching your landlord to apply a portion of that against any current rent or operating cost obligations.

  • Subletting – How to discuss subletting, bringing in a new tenant into a portion of your space that would help you pay your rent.

  • Loan Conversion – How to best approach your landlord on the possibility of a “loan” to offset costs, by letting you skip them and creating a promissory note that allows you to pay that over time, perhaps a year or two on top of your future rent obligations

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) mission is to promote and develop business growth for members and to provide access to the Black market. SBCC’s CARES programs are geared specifically for our African American small businesses to help improve the economic, cultural, and civic well-being of the African American community. Business owners will have access to 1:1 assistance to help them with almost any issue facing them today. Areas of expertise include:

  • Webinars with 1:1 experts to answer your questions and discuss areas of concern.

  • Online services to help point you in the right direction for assistance

  • Expert assistance on organization and expertise to strengthen financial and operational recordkeeping.

  • Assistance to discuss any challenges or hurdles connect you with right person to solve the problem your facing