""Thanks to Cal Coastal SBDC and the excellent guidance of the consultant they assigned to me, I was able to apply for and receive a PPP loan/grant within just a matter of days in August of 2020. In fact, I was approved barely three hours after submitting my application, having been guided every step of the way. I would certainly not have been so successful without the patient assistance, the timely “beyond-the-call-of-duty” advice, and extensive information I was given. As the sole proprietor of a language services business, I was able to replace some of the essential income I had lost during those most difficult months and to keep my business alive. Such support served to lift my spirits at a crucial time and fueled the optimism that enabled me to move forward until I could revitalize my business and client relationships. " Adele Negro, business owner.