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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
SBCC Scheinfeld Center, 721 Cliff Dr. SS280D, (805) 892-3643. SBCountySBDC.org
• Women’s Economic Ventures: self-employment training series and business plan development
333 S. Salinas St., (805) 965-6073. WEVonline.org
• SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives): Small business counseling and mentorship, (805) 563-0084.  SantaBarbara.SCORE.org
• Startup SB: networking, connecting, and inspiring entrepreneurs. StartUpSB.com

Incubator Spaces

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

• Synergy Business & Technology Center, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Ste. 102, (805) 452-9542. SynergyBTC.com
• Workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor, (805) 966-3722. WorkZones.com
• Impact Hub, 1117 State St. and 10 E. Yanonali St., (805) 284-0078. ImpactHubSB.com 
• THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara, 414 Olive St., (805) 770-8177. TheSandboxSB.com

Business Associations

• Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region, 211 E. Victoria St., Ste. E, (805) 965-3023. SBChamber.org
• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• Hospitality Santa Barbara, 104 W. Anapamu St., Ste. A, (805) 965-3023. HospitalitySB.com
• Visit Santa Barbara, 500 E. Montecito St., (805) 966-9222. SantaBarbaraCA.com
• American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter, 229 E. Victoria St., (805) 966-4198. AIASB.com
• Santa Barbara Contractors Association, 424 Olive St., (805) 884-1100. SBContractors.org
• 805 Connect. 805connect.com
• Downtown Organization, 27B E. De la Guerra St., (805) 962-2098. DowntownSB.org
• Milpas Community Association, (805) 689-5170. MCASB.org
• Coast Village Association. CoastVillageRoad.com
• Harbor Merchants Association, 303 W. Cabrillo Blvd., (805) 962-2826.
• Stearns Wharf Merchants Association, 217-C Stearns Wharf, (805) 965-4040. StearnsWharf.org

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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