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The National Development Council is partnering with the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office to offer both aspiring and existing small business owners hands-on training to build successful enterprises that create jobs and contribute to the community. This FREE training session will be held April 11, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room at 155 Center Street.

Aspiring and existing business owners will learn the basics of budgeting, financial statements, accounting principles and more. Participants will also learn how to demonstrate creditworthiness, and how to translate financial statements to a lender, and learn about financial resources available from the City of Santa Cruz.

The National Development Council (NDC) — an experienced small business educator and SBA lender — will lead the training session. NDC has been providing small business loans to business owners in Santa Cruz since the Grow Santa Cruz Fund was established in 2010, providing 6 loans totaling $1.6 million. NDC is known for lending to women and minority business owners while providing hands-on assistance to restructure high-interest loans, right-size loans and shape business plans to achieve success.

Learn more and register HERE. No financial background is needed to participate in this training session.