Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

“The SBDC has provided me with assistance in the form of counseling, which has been instrumental to my success in starting my business. For this, I say thank you!" -Maria I. Alvarez

Maria Alvarez

With the help of the SBDC, Maria was able to negotiate a lease space in downtown Santa Cruz and start her business in the fall of 2019. At Leaf & Vine, their mission is to spread the love of plants throughout our community.

Their intention is to have a plant for everyone. So whether you are a new plant parent or a more seasoned plant hobbyist/collector, They've got you covered. From traditional and starter houseplants to uncommon and rare species, they have the tools and information to help you incorporate them into your home.

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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.


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