Small business owners in Santa Cruz County can now receive several free services through a program run at Cabrillo College. Federal Stimulus money is funding the employee-retention programs, which are run by the Central Coast Small Business Development Center at Cabrillo College. Open to Santa Cruz County employers of 50 people or less, the services include in-depth financial and business assessments, consulting, networking help, information on state and local tax credits, and in some cases, access to capital. The program is designed for business owners who are struggling to meet payroll, are considering layoffs, or who are at risk of closing. For more information, visit the Central Coast Small Business Development Center’s website, at w w w dot central coast s b d c dot org.