Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

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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


One-on-One Advising

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


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.


Funding Assistance

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

News & Announcements


How To Bypass "Shiny Objects" That Distract You From Success

Having trouble staying focused on your marketing goals as a small business? In this video, we talk about four ways to bypass those “shiny objects” that distract your business from reaching its’ full... more

Top Three Social Media Tips For Solo-Preneurs

Are you a small business owner who wants to create an impactful social media presence on your own? In this video, Bryce Root, SBDC Marketing Advisor, talks with David Dennis, Co-Founder of Ventana... more
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