Education is the core of the Sierra Commons mission. Our programs are geared to help individuals turn businesses ideas into tangible realities and give existing business owners the tools to take the next step professionally.

All Classes are held at Sierra Commons, 792 Searls Ave. in the 7 Hills Business District, Nevada City, CA unless otherwise noted.

Educational Opportunities Include:

  • The Business Ignitor Course
    Sierra Commons signature educational program is a multi-week series of classroom seminars and individualized consultation taught by experienced, established professionals. Classwork includes business plan creation, marketing and website development, legal issues, and incorporation strategy. The Ignitor Course launches new microenterprises and helps existing businesses improve focus and performance. If you want to a part of the next Ignitor Course, contact us here.
  • Classes and Seminars
    Focused classes, workshops and seminars are commonly offered at Sierra Commons. These classes give local experts the opportunity to share their knowledge so that you can improve specific business skills. Past courses have covered blogging for business, navigating the local cottage industry permitting processes, improving QuickBooks™ skills, and DYI classes such as engine repair and knot tying.
    Watch our calendar to see what’s next.
  • Collaborative Events
    Hack nights, startup seminars, Tech Talks, makers’ fairs – Sierra Commons is a place where the like-minded and curious come together to share knowledge, learn new skills and network. Keep an eye on what’s happening with calendar. Contact us here if you would like to host your own event.
  • Consulting and Referral Services
    Sierra Commons offers referrals to local and regional economic development agencies and business support programs. We also offer free or reduced-cost mentoring to our members. Contact us to learn more.
  • Sharing Your Knowledge
    If you have specific expertise that could help others grow their business, or are interested in a place to start a collaborative meet-up, contact us here.