Coachella Valley SBDC Grand Opening Events – August 29th

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Coachella Valley SBDC hosted by the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA), the East Valley Coalition, and the Coachella Valley Business Center! Read below for more information on our special grand opening events.


Pre- Grand Opening Workshop  Tuesday, August 23rd

Marketing Crash Course Part I: Power of the Inbox 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Free

The Power of the Inbox presented by: Israel Serna, Constant Contact What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. 

Grand Opening   Monday, August 29th

Remarks, Ribbon Cutting, and Networking   10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Light lunch and refreshments to be served after the ribbon cutting. Facility will be open for tours of the new business centers. 

Marketing Crash Course Part II: Content Strategy & Meet the SBDC    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Free

What to Say, and How to Say It presented by: Joan Stanford, Jazzy Pen Communications Heard of “location, location, location”? For online marketing, it’s “Content, Content, Content!” What you say, and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be shareworthy to your audiences. What are the Keys to Great Content? Meet the SBDC – Introduction to SBDC services, the new Coachella Valley SBDC consulting team and upcoming events.



County  of Riverside Workforce Development Center 44-199 Monroe Street, Suite B, Indio, CA 92201

“This is outstanding for our businesses and community because we have many partnerships and a wide array of resources at this location to help small businesses succeed.” -John J. Benoit, Riverside County Board Chairman 

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.

Coachella Valley SBDC Grand Opening Events – August 29th

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.