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Before the Bank

By Vincent McCoy, Director – Inland Empire Small Business Development Center You decided you need money and think it is high time that someone else

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SBA Adjusts Size Standards

Changes are being applied to manufacturing, retail, wholesale, and other industry sectors. The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently made several changes to

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FAST ACT Approved

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act signed into law. On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST

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Global Trade Center and the 2024 Trade Mission

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.