Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

About the Santa Cruz Small Business Development Center

Access To Capital: 

  1. 4/2/2020 A Side by Side Comparison of the EIDL and PPP Loan Here
  2. 3/31/2020 Update on SBA COVID-19 SBA Loans Here
  3. 3/29/2020 SBA PPP Loan continues to involve in its roll out.  For the lastest information see Here and the Application Here
  4. List of Lenders in Santa Cruz County (Here)
  5. Apply for SBA Disaster Economic Relief Loan Here .  You can preview the applications steps here
  6. Video Recording of Completing SBA Disaster Economic Relief Loan Documents (English) (Spanish
  7. 3/20/2020 Webinar Provided by Santa Cruz County Economic Development, Workforce Development and the SBDC. Starting on Slide 19 Information on the SBA Disaster Economic Relief Loan  (Recording) (Slides)

Policy Updates:

  1. The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Here
  2. 3/25/2020 National Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (Recording)
  3. 3/20/2020 National Policy Updates (Recording)
  4. 4/1/2020 Santa Cruz SBDC: COVID-19 Updates & Additional Resources Newsletter
  5. 3/19/2020 Santa Cruz SBDC: Small Business Best Practices, Resources, and News Regarding The Coronavirus Newsletter
  6. 3/13/2020 Small Business Resources for the Coronavirus Newsletter 
  7. EDD Coronavirus FAQs: Unemployment, Disasbility, Family Leave

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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


Food Business Survival During COVID-19 with Advisor Tom Bruce

In the food business? This edition of Root of the Matter features SBDC advisor, Bryce Root as he interviews our food services advisor and Northern CA's food + beverage business expert, Tom Bruce.... more

Top HR Practices During COVID-19 with Advisor Joy Hallof

If your business has employees, watch this episode as SBDC advisor, Bryce Root interviews advisor, Joy Hallof, the Queen of HR! Right now, there are a lot of moving parts, but HR plays a big role in... more


As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.