Regional Women’s Business Center

Welcome to the Regional Women’s Business Center!


The Regional Women’s Business Center (“RWBC”) is a program of El Pájaro Community Development Corporation.

In 2021, El Pájaro CDC received designation from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Women’s Business Center. We are part of a network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers throughout the country.

The RWBC empowers business owners and entrepreneurs in the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito, especially women, minorities, and those who are underserved.

The RWBC provides multilingual and culturally relevant business education, tools, and resources to help women and minority entrepreneurs to thrive. We can help to start and or grow your business through educational workshops, business training, and one-on-one business coaching. The RWBC also supports entrepreneurs in accessing capital through microloans and grants. 

RWBC Training Programs

Empresari@ Program, is a business education program that offers classes on planning, marketing and managing a business, assistance in analyzing your business idea.

Food Webinar Series for startups, this program will help you to develop and formalize your food business idea, obtain permits and licenses.

Family Childcare Business, provide free low-cost workshops and specialized business consultation to home-based childcare businesses.

Business Services

Our FREE business services are designed for new and established small businesses, developing strategy and gaining the tools to increase your business prosperity and growth.

  • Business Consulting
  • Business coaching
  • Access to Capital

No matter where you are in your growth story, RWBC is here to support your continued success.

Hours & Location

We are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend services available by appointment. Call us today at 831.722.1224

Our Headquarters are located at: 23E Beach St. Suite 209 Watsonville, CA 95076
Appointments are also available at our satellite offices in the City of Salinas and the City of Soledad in Monterey County

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation

23 East Beach Street, Suite #209
Watsonville, CA 95076

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: (831) 722-1224
Fax: (831) 722-3128

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.


Accommodation for individuals with a disability will be made. Please notify a staff member of your needs in advance. 

© El Pájaro Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All rights reserved.

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