Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA


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SBA Guide to Starting a Business    [LINK]

Starting a business in Santa Cruz County Checklist   [DOC]

Lean Canvas (business planning brainstorm)   [PDF]   [Written Instructions]  [Instructional Video]

Business Plan Template ​  [PDF]   [WORD]

SBA Online Planning Template   [Link]

Marketing Plan   [PDF]   [WORD]

Financial Forecasting   [PDF]   [EXCEL]

SBA Financial Management Guide   [PDF]

PPP Tracking Spreadsheet [GOOGLE SHEET] [Instructions]

Paycheck Protection Program - Loan Forgiveness Calculator [EXCEL]   [PDF]

COVID-19 Reopening Checklist  [PDF]

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