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Archery Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

"Thanks to the assistance we have received from Mr. Holtaway and the [Central Coast] SBDC, we were able to open our business in downtown Santa Cruz."

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, Capitola

“The [Central Coast] SBDC shared jewels of wisdom with us that turned out to be priceless. They also opened what turned out to be the 'winning door' for our loan. We can’t wait to show them out appreciation! They’re the best!”

Mission Hill Creamery, Santa Cruz

“I am happy to say that we have already hit our 2015 expansion goals for our wholesale business. I couldn't have done it without the help of Keith Holtaway and the [Central Coast] SBDC team.”

Zen Island Gift Shops, Santa Cruz

“I can’t thank Larry and the [Central Coast] SBDC enough for this educational journey. Larry’s professional insight, patience and expertise painted a whole new vision of success for my business.”

Hydra-Point Nursery, Watsonville

"Danny Braga was instrumental in the preparation of the loan application. His expertise and knowledge was truly an educational experience. I am indebted to Danny and the entire team at [the Central Coast] SBDC for their help, it is very much appreciated!"

New Bohemian Brewing Co., Santa Cruz

"Our advisor, Danny Braga, is a gold mine of information about banks, SBA backed loans, investor relationships, and business plan development. We will continue to go to the SBDC as our business grows for more amazing support."

Hindquarter Bar & Grille, Santa Cruz

“From our first meeting with the [Central Coast SBDC] we felt like they were on our side. They explained everything in detail of what we needed to do and they went above and beyond in helping us. We don’t know what we would have done without them!”

About the Santa Cruz SBDC

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The Santa Cruz 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 2015.

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 Santa Cruz 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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