Tuesdays, May 2 – June 13, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. I See details below for the full schedule.

MADE is a hybrid program aimed at assisting start-up product-based businesses with entering the marketplace to validate their concepts. Participants will learn core concepts to create a successful business.

Over a six-week period, vendors learn about planning, marketing, financing, and how to make their business dreams a reality. This quick-paced program will accelerate your concept in just a few short weeks and give you the ability to be prepared and ready to launch, expand, and operate your business at a marketplace.

FOR FOOD VENDORS PLEASE READ: Please note that onsite food preparation, including hot or cold food with service to customers and/or sampling of food, will NOT be allowed through this program.


Schedule Preview: May 2 – June 13, 2024

Please make note of different times and days of the week.

Session 1: Online

Thursday, May 2, 2024 I 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 2: Online

Thursday, May 9, 2024 I 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 3: In-Person Field Trip (Dreamer’s Market hosted at the Sunset Market in Tustin, CA)

Thursday, May 16, 2024 I 6 – 8 p.m.

Session 4: Online

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 5: Online

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 6: Online

Thursday, June 06, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 7: In-person Graduation Event (Clifton C. Miller Community Center)

Thursday, June 13, 2024 I 4 – 8:30 p.m. (4 p.m. setup — event starts at 5:30 p.m.)

*Attendance is mandatory at ALL sessions.

**Please note the full schedule and that classes will be both online and in-person.

Registration closes Tuesday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. Emails to participants will be sent Wednesday, May 1.


May 02 2024


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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.