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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."

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.”

Entrepreneurs provided HR tools courtesy of CalChamber & SBDC

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

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."

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."

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.”

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.”

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.”

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..."

Talmadge Construction, Inc., Aptos

"With each meeting with John Hibble, I felt more confident and positive about how I could make a change. We went from a company that was into the credit line for $90,000 to actually making a profit."

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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