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The SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program offers incentives to local small businesses that participate in SMUD’s competitive bid process. It also helps prime contractors find local sub-contractors, which helps them gain a competitive edge when developing their bids or proposals.

New Employee Retention Credit

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS OWNERS! The state has recently approved that small business owners with 5 or more employees could qualify for up to $26,000 refund per W-2 employee.

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Business Opportunity for You!

Hello Businesses! We want to share some great news with you! The City of Sacramento has extended their Shop916 program! This is a great program to help you connect with your clients to help get more customers through your doors, especially during the holiday season.

Here are the criteria and the link to the program:

The promotional offer features:

  • Buy a $25 gift card and get a $10 bonus gift card for free
  • Buy a $50 gift card and get a $25 bonus gift card for free
  • Buy a $100 gift card and get a $50 bonus gift card for free

This promotional offer is available until Feb. 15 and the bonus gift cards must be used by Feb. 28.

Bonus cards are limited to five per purchaser. Regular consumer-purchased gift cards do not expire. Gift cards are purchased through the City’s website at

A total of $229,000 of Shop 916 gift and bonus cards to date have been spent in the city of Sacramento. Nearly 100 Sacramento small businesses have signed up to participate in the Shop 916 local gift card program.

Shop 916 also offers a volume discount program for one time or ongoing purchases of $1,000 or more. The bulk purchases can be used for employee rewards, customer appreciation, holiday gifts, welcome gifts, incentives, etc.

All local storefront retailers located in the city can participate. The program is open to all businesses within the city of Sacramento that have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, with the exception of home-based businesses, franchises, liquor-only stores and cannabis businesses. Businesses can sign up to participate at

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Don’t miss this great opportunity to help increase your clientele!

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