The Cabrillo College Maker Space is a great resource for prototyping and small batch manufacturing projects!

Santa Cruz County’s Small Business Development Center offers business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs free , in-depth advising and training to obtain capital, launch businesses, grow sales, and create jobs.

get virtual pairs local businesses with college students seeking experience. Students get college credit and businesses get volunteer interns."

Y Combinator is an American seed money startup accelerator launched in March 2005. It has been used to launch over 2,000 companies, including Stripe, Airbnb, Cruise Automation, DoorDash, Coinbase, Instacart, Dropbox, Twitch, and Reddit.

Startup Monterey Bay supports entrepreneurs, innovators and the startup community in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties by providing information about local resources, training, workshops, events, competitions, and opportunities to connect and network.

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Score provides free mentoring, webinars and courses and online resources.

Main Street Americas Online Assessment Tool.

Simply answer a series of questions and receive a customized list of tools and resources to help your business succeed. Everything from POS systems, website platforms, and content creation software to help you market your business.

Cal Gold assists you in finding appropriate California permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.



Templates, Plans and forms

SBDC Resource Guide

Check out the SBDC Resource guide for a categorized directory of local services

Use This Google Form to assess the strength of your business plan


Business Plan Template