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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."

Entrepreneurs provided HR tools courtesy of CalChamber & SBDC

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

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.”

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."

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..."

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.”

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."

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."

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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