How to add a business to the directory

To add a business to the Directory you must be a registered user; and you must be logged in to the site.

On the top menu - mouse over "Central Coast Business Listings" and then choose "Submit Business Listing" from the pop-out sub menu. The "Add a New Business Listing" editor will load.

Please be as complete as possible with information in the form items. A street address, city and zip code are necessary for the mapping function to work properly. The items with a red * are required for your business listing to be considered and approved. All user submitted business entries are verified with the person listed as contact before they are approved for public access.

Choose a category for your business from the drop-down menu. If a category for your busines type does not exist choose "Un-Categorized" and a suitable category will be created by the site administrator when the submitted information is verfied with the business contact.

Use the "Description" editor and toolbar to enter a description of your business services or products. An example would be restaraunt menu items, or a description of some specialty retail items or services performed.

Upload a logo for your business - click on the "Choose File" button, then browse to the logo file on your computer. The file format should be .jpg or .gif and the size can be 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall or smaller.


To add a picture to your listing- Place the Cursor at the place in the description body where the picture should go. (Hint: this works best on a new blank line above or below a paragraph.)
- Use the Image Manager.
In the Image Manager window:
- Choose the "Directory" category from the drop-down menu at the top left.
- Click the "Add Image File" link at the top right.
- Enter a unique name for your picture file.
- Click the "Choose File" button and browse to the file on your computer that you want to include with your article.
- Click the "Submit" button to send your picture to the business listing server.
Note: your picture must not be larger that the stated width and height of 800 pixels by 800 pixels and no larger than 500Kb file size.
- Choose the Directory category from the drop-down menu again.
- Now browse down the list of pictures until you find your image.
- At the right of the image click one of the three insert buttons to insert your image "Aligned Left", "Center Justified" or "Aligned Right".
- Use the Preview and Post button at the bottom of the form to check and submit your article.

To add a YouTube video to your listing:
- Place the Cursor on a new line above or below a Paragraph in your article body.
- Use the "YouTube" button in the editor tool bar.
- Paste the "YouTube URL" for your video and click "OK".

Downloadable / Printable Coupons for goods or services at  your business can be added with a Premium Preferred Listing anually renewable contract available from  Please contact Curt Gunther at 805.426.9760 or email to for details on how to become a participating preferred business.   

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