Sierra Commons is offering our signature six-week course to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of launching and growing their business. Known as the “Business Ignitor Course” the course consists of six 3 hour evening sessions starting Thursday September 18th at 6:00 pm at the Sierra Commons office located at 792 Searls Ave, Suite A in Nevada City. More than a business-plan workshop, the course brings together a group of motivated entrepreneurs and guides them through all of the steps needed to create a thriving enterprise.
This will be the sixth time that Sierra Commons has offered their Business Ignitor Course but the first time that it will be held in the evening. Building on the success of previous Business Ignitor Courses, the curriculum has been refined and tailored to serve our unique business community. As an additional perk, Sierra Commons is providing three months of free membership at their co-working facility to top performing graduates. Sierra Commons will continue mentoring and housing these graduates to further increase their business success rate.
“The Ignitor course was important to me for filling in the business-related gaps in my knowledge,” says Nick Santos, Ignitor graduate and current Sierra Commons member. “As the Executive Director of Environmental Consumer, a nonprofit that enables real, measurable reductions in environmental impact, I could manage the technical and organizational side. With the Business Ignitor course, I learned a better way to track clients and to think about business information.”
Whether someone is hoping to start a new business, or is looking for a way to revitalize an on-going project, the Business Ignitor is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. It is also a wonderful way for struggling business owners to receive the mentoring and collaboration needed to make a business thrive. The course’s approach is action-based and covers topics including business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, finance, budgeting, web, business law and more. Course faculty are seasoned professionals who teach weekly classes, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to each topic. Students also meet with mentors for special one-on-one sessions and for group discussions. Small businesses benefit from collaborative entrepreneurship and Sierra Commons offers exactly that.
Sierra Commons serves the community in a variety of ways. For membership, class enrollment, to rent the conference room or to get more information, please call the Sierra Commons at (530) 265-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Coryon Redd/Internet Marketing Guru and Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City Blogger
Coryon and Erin are back for another action packed class on business blogging, if you missed the first class in January, here’s your opportunity to get an in depth tutorial on business blogging from two of the local pros. The 2 hour class will cover business branding, marketing 101, basic WordPress overview and lots of examples on how to create and market a successful blog for your business.
Business Blogging 101: Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Business Blogging 201: Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Take one class or both. $25 per class.
A blog is a comprehensive medium that provides detailed information about your business, services and products and Business Blogging is fast becoming a vital part of any online strategy. When utilized effectively, a blog can be a valuable asset for your company. Erin & Coryon will give you some tips and ideas for launching your own blogging site so you can increase your community presence and customer base.
A few weeks ago, Grant Morales met with Vanessa Richardson to evaluate the electrical needs for the Sierra Commons meeting space. Grant gave the organization a discount, provided a great plan, and got right to work.
He has now brought the electrical aspect of the conference room up to code. He replaced the fluorescent lights with can lights and added a dimmer switch.
Gone are the multiple wires, power strips, and extension cords.
He even moved the thermostat!
It’s great to have a safe room to meet in. Thanks Grounded Electric and Grant Morales.
We can’t wait to see the next improvement!
Ignitor 6.0 is a six-week course beginning October 16, 2013, that helps budding entrepreneurs realize their dream of launching or growing their business.
The action-based course covers topics including business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, finance, budgeting, business law, and more.
The Ignitor Course has helped local individuals grow a range of independent Nevada County businesses. If you have a business idea and are seriously ready to make it a reality, there’s no better path to take. The Ignitor Course takes you right to the heart and soul of making it happen – and pushes you to do it.
Enrollment is currently still open, but class size is limited, so anyone interested should check the course schedule and enroll here, or call 530 265-8443 for more information. The course begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, and finishes the week prior to Thanksgiving. Tuition is $425 (plus a textbook) and classes are held at Sierra Commons, 792A Searls Ave., Nevada City.
Howdy Sierra Commoners,
Glad you are coming to our party this Thursday, Sept.19. From 5:30 -8:30pm.
First off, I want to give a big shout out to our sponsors
Now let’s get down to business. Here is what you need to know:
5:31: Get a drink and think
5:32: Eat Miner Moe’s Pizza
5:32 – 6:32: Pick a salon topic- technology, social entrepreneurship, start ups
6:33: Get a drink and think. Eat some more pizza
6:32 – 7:12: Presentations- Robert Trent, Benji Brown Studio B Flat, Jim Harte from Ol’ Republic Brewery
7:12-8:30: Free Play
Other important things to know and do:
Even More information:
September 19th, 5:30-8:30pm
@ Sierra Commons
Who: Nevada County entrepreneurs seeking ways to reinvigorate their businesses, gather new ideas, find out about the newest tools and trends, and help fellow business owners.
What: Come join successful entrepreneurs, business ignitor graduates, Sierra Commons co-workers, and business ignitor instructors for a fun and inspirational event.
More than a networking event, the Re-Ignitor will provide forums to discuss bleeding edge technologies, social entrepreneurship, trends for rural business owners, and the upcoming Business Ignitor 6.0 class starting October 2nd, 2013.
Why: Celebrate your successes. Learn how to be more successful. This event hopes to accommodate both of these objectives.
Sierra Commons has graduated over 60 Ignitor students- many have launched successful local businesses. Our past and present co-working members are constantly seeking the best way to grow their businesses and maintain a quality lifestyle. There are also hundreds of Sierra Commons community members who have come through our doors to seek advice, get connected, take classes, and get inspired.
This event is a call out to all Sierra Commoners and the Sierra Commons curious.
Come. Drink. Think.