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Hydra-Point Nursery, Watsonville

Antonio "Tony" Barcelo contacted the SBDC at Cabrillo College in June of 2013 and requested assistance to start a nursery business called Hydra-Point in Watsonville. Previously, he had been Vice President of his family's palm tree nursery business for 27 years, and he was ready to branch out on his own. Tony wished to specialize in the production of hydrangea and poinsettia plants, thus the name Hydra-Point. He was referred to Danny Braga, SBDC Business Financing Advisor, to begin the process of applying for a loan. We are so pleased that Tony received the financing he was seeking from Cal Coastal, our local, non-profit lending partner. Congratulations Tony on your thriving business! 

"Danny Braga was instrumental in the preparation of the loan application. His expertise and knowledge was truly an educational experience. Without his help, it would have never happened. I am indebted to Danny and the entire team at SBDC for their help, it is very much appreciated!"