The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is the leader in providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful. The SBDC provides comprehensive and expert guidance on issues such as start-up basics, financing, business and marketing plan development, procurement and government contracting. One-on-one advising is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and local partners and is offered at no cost.
In 2011, the Central Coast SBDC served over 400 clients and presented over 80 seminars to help small business grow. Over 5 million dollars in loans were obtained by SBDC clients. The SBDC can help you obtain the financing your business needs!
Consulting is supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences.
The Central Coast SBDC at Cabrillo College is here to help your business start, grow, and thrive! To access the free of charge services, please call 831-479-6136.
To find out more visit the Central Coast SBDC at www.centralcoastsbdc.org.
Would you like to talk with someone who has had the same kinds of business problems you have and solved them successfully?
Would you like to talk to someone about starting a new business?
Would you like to get this valuable advice at absolutely no charge?
That’s what SCORE is all about. Free business counseling by men and women who have had successful business careers as company executives or owners of their own businesses. They are willing to share their knowledge and experience at absolutely no charge.
SCORE (Service corps of Retired Executives) has 13,000 qualified volunteers in 400 chapters throughout the United States. The Santa Cruz SCORE, Chapter #688, counselors are experienced business founders and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help potential business entrepreneurs, existing business managers, and non-profit executives achieve success. SCORE counselors provide you with in-depth, relevant, practical advice on the feasibility and implementation requirements of an idea or plan, and can help you solve the problems that go with building a successful enterprise. Our reward is delivery of useful advice in a manner that serves you well.
SCORE also presents a free Pre-Business Workshop for those who have never been in business. It covers getting licenses, keeping records, taxes, partnerships, corporations and whether you should be in business. For More information visit http://www.santacruzscore.org/