Business Resources Guide

Please use this page to navigate through the different resources Blue Sky Center and other organizations can provide. Blue Sky Center assists with business planning, marketing, connection to financing, incubator space, and manages a shared-use kitchen, the Cuyama Kitchen, La Cocina Cuyama. All potential clients are required to complete an Initial Intake Form. The form provides information to help our staff gain a sense of your business experience and the assistance areas your business will likely utilize. If you require assistance, we can schedule a one-on-one to go through the process together, or put you in touch with the appropriate resources you need. Once your intake form is complete, you can schedule an intake meeting with our staff to discuss resources and opportunities that meet your needs. Blue Sky Center’s intake process, including the initial intake meeting is currently offered at no charge in thanks to a USDA Rural Business Development Grant. Please feel free to direct any questions to Em Johnson at em@blueskycenter.org or (805) 770-0926.


Interested in starting a new business or have an existing business in Cuyama?

Intake application for new businesses

Intake application for existing businesses

What you need to bring to the initial intake meeting (if appropriate):

All Clients:

  • Filled Intake Application

  • Business Plan/Focus Area (Business Planning Resources)

  • Marketing Materials

  • Market/Competitor Product Research

  • Potential Product Names

  • Budget/Financial Projections or Actual Financials (optional)

Food Clients:

  • Examples of Packaging & Labeling

  • Samples and Recipes for your Products


Food Ventures Resources

We can provide:

  • Inventory of Cuyama Kitchen equipment

  • Current Permits held by Cuyama Kitchen

  • Marketing Services

  • Job training/skills building or direct technical assistance

Learn more about the Cuyama Kitchen here. // Aprenda más sobre La Cocina Cuyama aquí.


Farmer and Rancher Resources

 

Business Support