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City of Auburn’s Business Portal is our City’s primary online business resource where you will find useful information to help assist you in opening your business and navigating the City’s permitting procedures. Browse our business starter kits to see which permits and processes may apply to your business.

Business Workshops and Resources

Placer Business Resource Center 

The Placer Business Resource Center offers a variety of workshops designed to provide applicable, real-world information from experienced business advisors on topics, including How to Turn and Idea into a Business, Business Plan Development, Marketing, Financing, and much more.  In coordination with their partners, the Placer Business Resource Center has workshops and courses designed to fit your business needs.

 Sierra Small Business Development Center

Whether you are just starting out or looking to grow your business, the Sierra Small Business Development Center can help you navigate every turn at every stage.  Their expert-level advising in completely confidential and 100% free! Serving Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sierra, Plumas, Lassen, and Modoc Counties, the Sierra SBDC helped more than 1,040 clients navigate through the pandemic and access $18 million in capital to start or grow their business and create a meaningful impact on our local community last year.  Whether it's access to capital, human resources, compliance, marketing, accounting, or any other business need, the Sierra SBDC is your one-stop shop for accelerating small business success.

Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Since 1906, the mission of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has been to support Gold Rush prosperity, business opportunity, and community in beautiful Auburn, California.  The Chamber Board, staff, and volunteers work proactively to provide bottom-line benefits for their members in this profitable partnership.  From how-to videos that cover marketing basics to timely news and resources for specific needs, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is here to support you.

Need a Workspace?

No Hands Coworking - Bridging People and Ideas.  No Hands is more than a quiet space with good connection, it's an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, remote workers, creatives, and small teams.

Need Help Developing Your Workforce?

The Placer Business Resource Center in partnership with the Placer County Business Advantage Network brings the opportunity for employers to recruit and interview new staff, access to hiring incentive programs, and job far coordination. The Placer County Business Advantage Network is a team of workforce development professionals that provide no-cost hiring assistance to businesses ad information regarding training and hiring opportunities to job seekers. 

Whether you need to find top talent, your next great job opportunity, or a consulting solution for managing your business and resourcing challenges, you can find help at one of these leading agencies:

Background Complete

Blue Ribbon Personnel Services

Business Advantage Network

CalWORKs & Employment Services

Golden Sierra Employment Services

Pride Industries

Robert Half Talent Solutions

Have Additional Questions about Doing Business in Auburn?

Starting a new business or opening a new location for your existing business can be a daunting task.  We strive to provide the most relevant and up to date information on our website and the Community and Economic Development Director is here to answer any questions and provide additional assistance to help you with your business needs.  The Community and Economic Development Director can help with identifying available properties, answering zoning questions, as well as questions regarding licenses and permits.