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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.”

Flexsweep, Watsonville

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

Entrepreneurs provided HR tools courtesy of CalChamber & SBDC

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

Bike Dojo, Santa Cruz

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “As Kim and I sat in the Bike Dojo after the grand opening party celebrating the evening...we came up with a list of 10 people who without them, Bike Dojo would not exist... the SBDC was at the top of that list.”

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."

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."

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."

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.”

Finesse Mills LLC, Watsonville

"The consulting from Bob Kramer was instrumental in redirecting the focus of the two operating team members of Finesse Mills LLC, and by implementing the strategic plan we developed..."

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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