Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

About the Santa Cruz Small Business Development Center

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.

What we do

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One-on-One Advising

Our Business Advisors are industry experts who provide free, professional business advising in marketing, finance, accessing capital, and more.

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Trainings & Workshops

Gain skills and knowledge you need for your business to prosper by attending one of our informative workshops. Visit our calendar for upcoming events.

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Funding Assistance

Need money? Get expert help with business loan applications, investor packages, crowdfunding campaigns, and more.

News & Announcements

31/05/2017

New State Law Requires Electronic EDD Filings

Beginning January 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 1254 stipulates that all employers in California will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits... more

24/04/2017

InnovateHer Contest worth up to $70.000 in cash prizes

Do you have an innovative product or service that impacts and empowers women’s lives? Join the InnovateHer Challenge!

National Finalists will present a live pitch to a panel of expert... more

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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.