CENTRAL COAST SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER(Teresa Thomae - Director)
SANTA CRUZ NEW BUSINESS GATEWAY
Capitola Chamber of Commerce
Aptos Chamber of Commerce
Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
Silicon Valley SCORE
Business Library At the Business Information Center
The Business Library is a comprehensive information center for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Here, you will find the research tools you need to successfully start, manage, and effectively run a small business. We have over 600 books on small business, plus:
Personal computers with high-speed Internet access;
Entrepreneur Magazine's Start-up Guides by Industry, covering everything from software consulting firms, e-business, and import/export, to landscaping, and coin-operated vending and staffing services;
Up-to-date reference materials like the Business Plan Handbooks (with hundreds of sample plans), the Encyclopedia of Associations, and many Nolo Press books regarding legal structure;
A suite of software applications for small businesses, along with some free samples;
An extensive collection of videos on topics from customer service techniques to restaurant start-up basics to a seven-part QuickBooks tutorial; and
A printer, copier and scanner for your use at a nominal charge.
Whether you are writing your business plan, creating an online marketing campaign, or looking for sample agreements and contracts, make use of the Library. Staff members will help you navigate our resources, match you up with a small business expert for free one-on-one counseling, and direct you to the training seminars best suited to your needs.
Silicon Valley SCORE Business Library