Business Resources

3CORE
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Resources and Services:

3CORE offers small business loan opportunities for businesses unable to secure sufficient financing through traditional banking channels. This includes a Small Business Disaster Interruption Loan Program for businesses unable to access other Federal disaster programs. 3CORE also operates a Business Resource Liaison program to connect businesses to various resources based on specific needs.

Service Costs:
3CORE loan programs may be subject to loan fees and costs, these fees and costs can be financed.  Business services are available at no cost to businesses.

Service Area: 
3CORE serves businesses in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

Eligibility Requirements:
Businesses applying for the Small Business Disaster Interruption Loan Program must have been affected by a disaster such as COVID-19, the Camp Fire, or PSPS.

Contact Information: 
Phone: (530) 893-8732
Website: www.3coreedc.org
Alliance for Workforce Development
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Resources and Services:

Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) offers training assistance for existing workforce, and recruitment assistance for additional staffing needs. AFWD also has wage reimbursement available towards the cost of training newly hired employees.

Service Costs:
AFWD offers these services at no cost to businesses.


Service Area:
Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties.


Eligibility Requirements:
Recruitment assistance is available to all. Wage reimbursement through On the Job Training’s depends on candidate needs.


Contact Information:

Phone:
(530) 961-5125
Website: www.afwd.org

Butte College - The Training Place
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Resources and Services:

Butte College The Training Place provides workforce training and performance consulting based on needs. Programs include business communication, conflict resolution, change, coaching, MS office skills, lean efficiency for continuous improvement, managing virtual teams including facilitating zoom meetings, supervisor, and manager essential training along with diversity, equity, inclusion. Technical upskilling for manufacturing, job instruction, job relations, job safety and OSHA10 programs advance employee technical skills with hands on training.  Human resources programs for front line supervisors, managers and leaders including employee relations, labor law, and conducting performance reviews.  Training is delivered in-person at the Butte College Skyway Center, Glenn County Center, virtual and employer sites.

Service Costs:
Individual and group training cost can be located on the website. Private, nonprofit and government employers with employees who meet full time and wage eligibility requirements can apply for state training funds.

Service Area:
Butte County and Glenn County and their other California business locations. Statewide for virtual delivery services.

Eligibility Requirements:
There is no eligibility for training services. 

Contact Information:
Email: thetrainingplace@butte.edu
Phone: (530) 895-9015
Website: butte.edu/thetrainingplace/

Butte College Small Business Development Center
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Resources and Services:

Butte College SBDC provides one-on-one business plan consulting for recovery and pivoting business models for success; financial projections and forecasting to access capital; planning and implementation for recovery; online marketing and website development to access customers; assistance with application process to access SBA loan programs; assistance with government contracting certification and process; business sustainability and success; and business and entrepreneurial trainings.

Service Costs:
No Cost.  One-on-one Business Consulting; and low to no costs for some specialized trainings.

Service Area:
Butte, Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa Counties.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a “for-profit” business.

Contact Information:
Email: konuwaso@butte.edu
Phone: (530) 895-9017
Website: https://buttecollegesbdc.com/

Chico Chamber of Commerce
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Resources and Services

The Chico Chamber provides information, networking opportunities, and visibility to businesses in the Chico and surrounding areas. Working closely with the City of Chico, the Chico Chamber advocates on behalf of, and acts as, the “voice of business” on important topics and legislature. The Chamber has a limited supply of disposable surgical masks, hand sanitizer and signage available to all businesses, regardless of membership status, at no cost.

Service Costs:
Costs may apply, please contact the Chico Chamber for more information.

Service Area:
Businesses in the Chico and surrounding areas

Eligibility Requirements:
None.  The Chico Chamber serves all businesses, members and non-members.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 891-5556
Website: www.chicochamber.com

Downtown Chico Business Association
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Resources and Services

The Downtown Chico Business Association assists downtown businesses in navigating financial, legal, human resources, public health information and education, and local ordinances, policies and protocols. The DCBA also provides disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. The DCBA can assist with the process of designating parking for curbside pick-up and creating temporary parklets for outdoor dining. The DCBA is also helping downtown businesses in creating an online presence and launching an online marketplace for all downtown businesses.

Service Costs:
Yes.  Please contact for more information on costs.

Service Area:
Downtown Chico

Eligibility Requirements:
Being one of the 420 businesses residing in Downtown Chico and therefore a part of the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 345-6500
Website: www.downtownchico.com

Downtown Oroville
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Resources and Services:

Downtown Oroville can design and print posters for windows to let customers know of current services and operating hours. Downtown Oroville is also offering social media assistance and promotion of downtown businesses through various media outlets.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Only for businesses located in Downtown Oroville.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 552-1233
Website: www.downtownoroville.com
Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce
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Resources and Services:

The Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. Gridley Chamber is also offering assistance with questions related to COVID-19 awareness and providing regular updates on the chamber’s social media pages. The Chamber office space is available if businesses need additional social distancing space. Gridley Chamber can also create flyers and post online when businesses re-open or have announcements.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
These services are offered to Butte County businesses.

Eligibility Requirements:
None.  The Gridley Chamber offers assistance to any business in need.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 846-3142
Website:
www.gridleyareachamber.org/

North State Planning and Development Collective
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Resources and Services:

The North State Planning and Development Collective at CSU, Chico offers technical assistance to businesses to aid in transitioning their business models as a result of COVID-19 with a particular emphasis on social media and web development, market demand and data analysis, policy and regulatory research, employee recruitment research, and more. All sectors are encouraged to inquire and will be matched with the appropriate program.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
North State

Eligibility Requirements:
All sectors may inquire and eligibility will be determined after initial assessment of each business and their needs.

Contact Information:
North State Planning and Development Collective
Jason Schwenkler, Executive Director jschwenkler@csuchico.edu

Oroville Chamber of Commerce
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Resources and Services:

The Oroville Chamber is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. Oroville Chamber maintains a comprehensive COVID-19 online information portal on their website, including information on businesses that have re-opened.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
All Businesses

Eligibility Requirements:
We ask individuals to show that they’re a business operator. (Usually a business card)

Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 655-GOLD
Website: www.orovillechamber.com
Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce
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Resources and Services:

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage at no cost to businesses. PRCoC is providing information on financial tools, reopening guidelines,resources supporting remote work, and transitioning to online business models. PRCoC has upgraded their online business directory to optimize visibility and marketing potential for members and is promoting members and local organizations offering products or services to support reopening. PRCOC has also reopened the Ridge WorkSpace.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Most services available to all businesses within county; “member only” exceptions are online business directory and free work space for displaced workers.

Eligibility Requirements:
Business in Butte County.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 877-9356
Website: paradisechamber.com