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Community Resources for EntrepreneursBusiness Resources

Library Databases and Information
With your library card, you can access online databases for consumer research, competitive analysis, and marketing plan development. Visit the Central Library Reference Desk at 40 E. Anapamu St.

Interactive Mapping Tool
Use this Web-based tool to create custom maps with properties, streets, zoning, aerial photos, and other geographic information.

Locate Your Business on Google Maps
Resources are available to help your business have a presence on Google maps.

Organizations Providing Startup Assistance

• Small Business Development Center: free individualized consulting, training, and business loans
Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr. SS280D, 892-3643.
• Women’s Economic Ventures: self-employment training series and business plan development
333 S. Salinas St., 965-6073.
• SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Small business counseling and mentorship.
• Startup SB: networking, connecting and inspiring entrepreneurs.
• Mentorship Works: 104 W. Anapamu St., Ste K, 866-745-3555.

Incubator Spaces

Low-cost work spaces, meeting areas, and general office amenities for entrepreneurs.

• Synergy Business and Technology Center, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 102, 452-9542.
• Workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor, 966-3722.
• Impact HUB, 1117 State St. coming soon.

Business Associations

• Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region, 104 W. Anapamu St., Ste. A, 965-3023.
• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1435 San Andres St., 899-2711.
• The Greater Santa Barbara Lodging and Restaurant Association, 881-3385.
• Visit Santa Barbara, 500 E. Montecito St., 966-9222.
• American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter, 229 East Victoria St., 966-4198.
• Santa Barbara Contractors Association, 424 Olive Street, 884-1100.
• 805 Connect.
• Downtown Organization, 27-B East De la Guerra Street, 962-2098.
• Milpas Community Association, 636-0475.
• Coast Village Business Association, 969-7854.
• Harbor Merchants Association, 125 Harbor Way #13, 962-2826
• Stearns Wharf Merchants Association, 219-B Stearns Wharf, 963-7253.

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016
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