Juntos Sacramento

 

Services the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is providing to support small businesses through the COVID 19 pandemic. 

In partnership with

Promotor/a Services
Bilingual/bicultural grassroots outreach and technical assistance program.

Do you need help and do not know where to start? One of of our Promotores/Business Navigators may visit your business to offer help. If you need to chat with one of them sooner, complete this form (Wait time: 24 hours).

Webinars
Bilingual webinars related to business strategies to pivot or grow your business.

More information to be announced.

1:1 Consultations
Bilingual consulting helping you pivot, adapt, and grow operations.

Book your FREE business consulting session with an expert – complete this form (Wait time: 3 days). Sessions are held through Zoom or via phone.

Emprende Sacramento
Bilingual program for businesses with revenue under $1 million. Learn core business concepts and strategies.
Registration of cohort 6 is now open. Click here to apply. 

ACCESO SACRAMENTO: Small Business Grants
The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SACHCCF) and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SACHCC) is pleased to announce their partnership with Sacramento County to distribute grants totaling $50,000 in direct economic support to small business in Sacramento County.

ACCESO Sacramento seeks to provide assistance to already struggling businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Though small, this grant can bring some stabilization to these businesses and Sacramento’s economic base affected by the pandemic.

Eligible businesses may use these funds for general business operations, payroll expenses, supplier payments, rent, lease, or mortgage payments for the business property, personal protective equipment and/or sanitation supplies and equipment, investment in software or technology to maintain online operations, or the purchase of equipment to expand or modify operations.

Funds may also be used for the cancellation of debts due to the establishment going out of business. Applicants are NOT required to be members of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Applications are now closed. Please check our social media channel for future application rounds. 

Level Up Sacramento

Level Up Program Overview: The Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship equips intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial professionals with the toolset needed to take an idea to market. This certificate program teaches underlying principles of competitive strategy, and how to translate them into action. Participants will discover frameworks that can be used to evaluate existing resources, stimulate, and manage innovation, as well as build a long-term competitive strategy. You will learn how to develop an innovation strategy that aligns with your organization’s goals. You will practice using the innovation frameworks of lean startup, business model innovation, Blue Ocean Strategy, and design thinking to aid the customer discovery process.

Through the course of the certificate program, you will work from a problem to an idea stage, to problem-solution fit, to product-market fit, and actualization of your concept. In this program, you will examine everything from culture and the executive team, to testing and validating your idea, to pitching your idea and raising funds. This course is for individuals interested in start-ups to large multinational companies, and from high-tech and biotech companies to more traditional environments such as retail, healthcare, and financial services.
The Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship allows you to explore fundamental elements of strategy formulation and enhance your ability to think and act strategically. This track introduces breakthrough concepts that can help to identify, capture, and deliver on great ideas and successfully drive innovation throughout the organization. This is a certificate program that provides the business fundamentals to succeed at any entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial venture.

Program Logistics: The program is an 80-hour program run over 10 weeks. The program will begin on September 10th. The courses will be held virtually outside of a launch day at the Carlsen Center on Saturday, Sept. 10th. Participants will walk away with a Certificate for Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Sacramento State as well as 1.5 CEUs. The program cost is $3,500.

Course 1: Entrepreneurial Mindset (8 hours) – In this course, participants will be able to develop the proper mindset of an entrepreneur while developing the self-awareness and leadership skills needed to create a successful startup. Participants will explore leadership traits, skills, and tools to help them become better leaders. We will discuss why culture is so important and how leaders can transform the culture into what they would like it to be.

Course 2: Innovation Lenses (16 hours) – Participants will learn how to document their idea (new business or product/service offering) and business plan into a single page business model. The days of hundreds of pages of a static business plan no longer exist. The key is to be agile and quick to iterate your idea and business model to reduce risk and speed time to market. You will look at innovation through various lenses depending on the type of business you are creating. Participants will learn: a) how to most effectively create social innovation, b) how to help existing firms innovate, and c) how to launch a startup, and d) how to successfully create new market space where there is no competition.

Course 3: Identifying a Problem & Creating Traction (24 hours) – In this course participants will, define the problem they believe customers have and the opportunity it creates. They will do this using the leading tools to uncover the most important problems the customer is experiencing. We will explore ways to ideate and solve the problems, then create experiments to test our assumptions. You will learn techniques to test your riskiest assumptions first so that you can reduce your risk and uncertainty about the need for your solution. Participants will learn how to gather insights from customers and create offers without ever building a solution. You will learn how to turn insights into prototypes and then into a minimum viable product (MVP).

Course 4: Building a Business Model (8 hours) – In this course participants will strategically explore their go to market strategy and how to build their customer base. You will examine how you will reach customers and then continue to keep and grow clients. Participants will learn what the key activities and resources are that make their value proposition unique. In addition, competition and competitors will be discussed and participants will learn how to articulate their unique selling proposition.

Course 5: Entrepreneurial Finance (8 hours) – In this course, participants will learn about the basics of economics regarding a startup and the costs associated with this venture. Participants will explore funding opportunities and sources. In addition, equity financing will be addressed and how this can impact a startup operation.

Course 6: Communicating and Actualizing Your Business (16 hours) – This course will develop participants’ ability and confidence to successfully pitch their idea to stakeholders. Participants will learn how to take the information from their business model/lean canvas and craft their pitch deck. In addition, participants will learn about metrics and measurement how vital these instruments can be to the success of a new venture. You will learn how to integrate innovation into the current organization so it can be measured and managed successfully. Lastly in a fun environment participants will pitch their idea to a panel of guests.

The program requires you to submit an application before you can be accepted to enroll in the Certificate program. The program is an 80-hour program run over 10 weeks. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, September 2nd. The program begins on September 10th. The courses will be held virtually outside of a launch day at the Carlsen Center on Saturday, Sept. 10th. The program cost is $3,500. Please follow one of the links below.

Apply here:

To apply for a scholarship for the program available through the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, apply here

Minority Small Businesses that are accepted into the program and are deemed eligible for the scholarship. Will have the program fee waived at the completion of the entire program.
Questions: info@sachcc.org/916.486.7700

All others apply through the Carlsen Center by clicking here

 

Small Business Resources

Click below to learn about resources available through our partners. 

The COVID-19 vaccine supply is very limited. There are currently hundreds of thousands of people eligible for vaccination in Sacramento County and it is expected to take months to vaccinate all eligible individuals in Sacramento County. If you have health coverage, first contact your provider for vaccinations appointments.

Appointments are required for vaccination and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you are unable to schedule an appointment it is because available vaccinations appointments are filled. Continue to check back for additional appointments.

Vaccine Registration for Eligible Individuals in Sacramento County

Source: Sacramento County Department of Public Health Services

La Familia Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free community vaccination clinics available to individuals that meet the eligibility. Registration is required. Spanish translation services are available. 
Register by phone (916) 990-1311 or online at https://lafcc.org/

Consulado General de México en Sacramento
Elica Vacunas COVID-19 – Sacramento, California, Estados Unidos
Click here to learn more.

WellSpace Health
WellSpace Health patients are invited to schedule a vaccination appointment in Sacramento, Placer, and Amador counties by calling 916-737-5555. WellSpace Health is pleased to welcome patients covered by Medi-Cal and those who remain uninsured.

SMUD
As we navigate through these challenging times, SMUS is taking actions to make sure they continue to deliver reliable and uninterrupted power and that our customers remain safe. SMUD has implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment through April 30, 2021. Agents are available to assist with payment plans at 1-888-742-7683.
Click here to learn more

Comcast Rise
A multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.
Click here to learn more

Verizon
The safety of Verizon’s customers and employees is their highest priority, and the company is committed to protecting their workforce while keeping our networks ready to continue delivering the connectivity and support you need during this time.
Click here to learn more

AT&T
Keeping California Customers Connected During COVID-19. AT&T is committed to keeping you in touch when it matters most, because staying connected has never been more important.
Click here to learn more.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PG&E has implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment. The suspension applies to commercial and residential customers and is in effect until further notice. Agents are available to assist with payment options at 1-877-704-8470.​​​
Click here to learn more

Sacramento Area Sewer District and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
The Sacramento Area Sewer District and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District are offering rate relief to businesses that have been directly impacted by COVID-19. 
Click here to learn more

Paycheck Protection Program
This forgivable loan helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19 EIDL
This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
Click here to learn more.

Shuttered Venues Grant
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues.
Click here to learn more.

SBA debt relief
SBA provides a financial reprieve to existing borrowers during the pandemic.
Click here to learn more.

Cross-program eligibility
A summary of the criteria to meet when considering different funding options.
Click here to learn more

Small Business Administration – Sacramento District Office
Reach out to our partners at the regional SBA office for the latest information, resources, and events. 
Click here to learn more
SBA Referral Contacts for Small Business Assistance

IRS
Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities
Click here to learn more.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: We are pleased that the Governor has approved the budget to provide an additional $1.5 Billion into the Program. Please check CAReliefGrant.com and subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates here

Dream Fund: The California Dream Fund Program is a one-time $35 Million grant program that will provide microgrants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California. This program will be administered by CalOSBA, and disbursed through the California Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program Network of Centers. Please subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates, eligibility, and timelines here

California Venues Grant Program (CVGP):The California Venues Grants Program is a one-time $150 Million grant program for eligible independent live events that have ben affected by COVID-19. CalOSBA is working quickly to develop and implement this Program. Please subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates, eligibility, and timelines here.

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MCRGP): The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is a one-time $50 Million grant program that will provide $2,500 grants to eligible microbusinesses in California. CalOSBA is working quickly to develop and implement this Program. Please subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates, eligibility, and timelines here

California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grants Program (NPAGP): The California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grants Program is a one-time $50 Million grant program that will provide grants up to $75,000 to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations to encourage workforce development. Please subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates, eligibility, and timelines here.

Inclusive Innovation Hubs (iHubs2): The Inclusive Innovation Hubs is a program created within CalOSBA that will stimulate partnerships, economic development, and job creations for underserved geographic areas, industry sectors, and business owners by leveraging assets to provide an innovation platform for startup businesses, research institutions, economic development organizations, business groups and venture capitalists. CalOSBA will be designating 10 iHub2 throughout California through a competitive RFP, with a one-time $2.5 Million investment into the program. Please subscribe to the CalOSBA newsletter for critical program updates, eligibility, and timelines here.

City of Sacramento
Sacramento COVID Relief – Business and Nonprofits
Click here to learn more.

County of Sacramento
Economic Development Department – COVID-19: Financial Resources
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Sacramento Inclusive Economic Development Collaborative
The free Sac IEDC’s 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. The program offers webinars with experts on relevant topics for today’s business environment, including information on how to operate your business in a COVID-19 environment; how to create an online presence for your business to drive better sales; and 1:1 consulting assistance in a wide range of topics, including a Spanish-speaking setting.
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