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Big Mike's Performance Parts, Prunedale

“Larry is phenomenal, he brought up details that I would have never considered in starting this business, and I look forward to building our relationship and continuing with the SBDC in the future.”

Entrepreneurs provided HR tools courtesy of CalChamber & SBDC

We have partnered with CalChamber to provide our clients these products at a steep discount.

Ferguson Safety Products, Santa Cruz

“SBDC has provided consultants in several areas during 2012- bookkeeping, records, HR- which has helped me move my business up a notch in professionalism.”

Data Distributing, LLC, Santa Cruz

"I am very grateful for the SBDC and the fact that it provides this crucial community resource.  If it wasn’t for Sanjay, it is quite possible that Santa Cruz would have lost another business."

Nut Kreations, Santa Cruz

“Keith Holtaway gave us clarity, much needed moral support and a little push we needed in making decisions. He was available to us anytime we needed him and introduced us to his large network.”

The Penny Ice Creamery, Santa Cruz

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “Not only did (the SBDC) give us support and encouragement during the planning process, (they) also offered first-hand knowledge and insight into operating a food service business in Santa Cruz.”

Bantam, Santa Cruz

"Opening our restaurant was a monumental undertaking and without Keith's help it would have been so much harder. ...We are where we are because of the hard work of Keith Holtaway and the team at the SBDC, we owe them both a debt of gratitude."

Artisan Fine Rug Care, Watsonville

"Mr. Hibble gave us advice that prevented us from making expensive mistakes. We were able to capitalize on his counsel, attend his SBDC seminars on marketing and internet optimization, and otherwise develop an aggressive word-of-mouth and internet campaign."

Carmel Kitchens & Baths, Carmel

“Keith Holtaway has been exceedingly helpful in directing my focus and helping me to be concise with the business plan, toward a positive outcome for myself and the business.”

Companion Bakeshop, Santa Cruz

“Danny Braga was a huge help when we were preparing our business plan for loan approval from the bank SCCCU. He assisted us with our financials and gave us confidence to move forward.”

About the Central Coast SBDC

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The Central Coast Small Business Development Center at Cabrillo College offers a wide variety of services for present and potential small business owners. All counseling services are confidential and free of charge. The SBDC is unable to provide counseling for tax or legal issues, but we can provide referrals in your area. Read about our achievements for 2013.

SBDC Mission Statement:

To provide quality management and technical assistance for small businesses, resulting in success for the entrepreneur, and economic growth and prosperity for all Californians.

The Central Coast SBDC is dedicated to:

 
  • Assisting struggling businesses to retain employees in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Workforce Investment Board
  • Developing new small businesses
  • Helping businesses expand and develop
  • Promoting minority and women-owned business
  • Creating jobs

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