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Business Resources


The most useful resources for Santa Cruz County's small business owners. From start up, accounting, and hiring to marketing and web design, we've got you covered!

Filing a Fictitious Business Name (FBN, DBA)

County of Santa Cruz application

SBA Business Plan Templates

SCORE Mentors

Google Small Business Advisors

Google for Small Business

Business Resources

Santa Cruz County's

Small Business Development Consultants

San Lorenzo Valley Business Advisors


CZU Fire Resources

Weather Preparedness

Sign up for CodeRED at, download the app for your phone.

Download the Storm Preparedness Checklist. Prepare for the next storm now! 

Cruz511's Road Closure website


Santa Cruz County's road closure site: for real-time information on roads in the unincorporated areas including the San Lorenzo Valley. 

PG&E Outages - report an outage or view map for status:

Download the contact info for sand and sandbags

For a list of locations in unincorporated areas where residents can pick up sand and/or sandbags, click here.

For real-time weather conditions check out these sites:

COVID Pandemic Resources

COVID Resources for Small Businesses

  • Local Business Development and Capital Funding Resources — Reach out to your nearest Chambers of Commerce. Visit the Google for Business page. Consider free business counseling from SCORE Mentors.  

  • Health Guidance from the CDC — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled resources for businesses and employers to help in planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19.

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