Join us for the 54th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards

Celebrating Small Business Success
Friday, June 9th at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

The 54th SBA Small Business Week Awards is an annual event held to celebrate and recognize the impact small businesses make across America and in our local community. American entrepreneurs and small business owners improve the lives of countless people, drive innovation and the majority of net new jobs. During these awards, local entrepreneurs, small business owners and organizations are awarded for their outstanding impact.

Business owners nominated for an award are reviewed by an independent panel of judges and district winners get the opportunity to compete at the regional level, which encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Guam. Regional winners are then invited for National honors as part of the National Small Business Week festivities in Washington D.C.

For more information regarding this event, please visit:

For sponsorship information: Download Sponsorship Opportunities Packet

or visit:

Sponsor Contact: Carlos Barahona, Director of Business and Marketing for the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

email: (949) 891-1464

Looking to start or grow your business?

We at the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC, are here to help you with every aspect of your business to help it grow and become successful.
Give us a call at 1-800-616-7232 or schedule a quick, 15-minute intake appointment at to see how we can help you start, grow, and succeed.

Join us for the 54th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards

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.