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Zen Island Gift Shops, Santa Cruz

Congratulations to owner Carrie Hunter of Zen Island Gift Shops on your growing businesses located on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz and on San Jose Avenue in Capitola Village! Zen Island specializes in coastal décor, beach lifestyle apparel and jewelry, local art work and body care products. Their large inventory of products from around the world was designed with the relaxed Zen Island Lifestyle in mind. As a family owned and operated business, Carrie’s business is truly a dream come true. Dog, cell phone, ice cream and beverage friendly!

Carrie received help with her expansion from the SBDC at Cabrillo College. SBDC Business Management Advisor Larry Hebert was brought in to help strategize the expansion.

“I can’t thank Larry and the SBDC enough for this educational journey. Larry’s professional insight, patience and expertise painted a whole new vision of success for my business. Since working with Larry, that vision has truly come to life.”