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OC Made – Small Business Saturday

About this event

Program formatting: In-person training

OC MADE is a program presented by the CSUF SBDC in partnership with the Original OC Swap Meet, 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 4-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 operate an Original OC Swap Meet vendor booth.

How to Apply:

Register through Eventbrite, answer the preliminary questions on the registration and one of our SBDC consultants will reach out to conduct a brief interview with you – 25 people will be selected for this program based on an interview process. No cost to participate in the program.

The Program:
WEEK 1 | Saturday, October 30, 2021 I 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: OC Fairgrounds – 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Developing your product for the marketplace
  • Building your idea into a business
  • Marketplace requirements
  • Licenses and permits to operate at the marketplace
WEEK 2 | Saturday, November 6, 2021 I 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: OC Fairgrounds – 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Sourcing, costing and pricing your products
  • Financial projections
  • Accepting payment at the marketplace
WEEK 3 | Saturday, November 13, 2021 I 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: OC Fairgrounds – 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Developing your marketing plan
  • Understanding social media and how to attract customers/repeat customers
  • Finance and funding
  • Presentation from an OC Made vendor
  • Your canopy and space
WEEK 4 | Saturday, November 20, 2021 I 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: OC Fairgrounds – 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Setting up your Marketplace booth
  • Signage and promotion
  • OC Market forms, policies, and procedures
  • Graduation/certificate ceremony
Graduation Day | Saturday, November 27, 2021 I 9 AM – 3 PM
  • Marketplace vendor booth – a perfect opportunity to showcase your business!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25, 2021

Date

Oct 30 2021

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Organizer

CSUF SBDC
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