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Original Sin Desserts, Santa Cruz

"I really appreciated Sanjay Lanka’s quick responsiveness and expertise in helping me refine my numbers to obtain the SBA loan."

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.”

Academic Tutoring Services, Inc., Santa Cruz

"Jim McGovern prepared us thoroughly for getting financing - the key obstacle we faced. His attention to detail and grasp of the business was amazing."

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."

Christi's Green Cleaning, Santa Cruz

"Joy and Bob were very helpful in helping me with understanding the ins and outs of becoming an employer along with how to be more organized in my business."

Flexsweep, Watsonville

"The SBDC was instrumental in obtaining our business growth.  Linda Johnson helped push the idea of trade shows that increased our 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.”

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.”

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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