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Retail-Based Startup (Four-part series)


Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you looking to start a retail-based business? Join this four-week series to gain a game plan on getting your business launched, network with like-minded individuals, and walk away with a toolkit of resources!

Series Outline:

Week 1: May 1, 2024 | 5 – 7 p.m.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Business planning and structures
  • Permits and licenses
  • Business bank account

Week 2: May 8, 2024 | 5 – 7 p.m.

  • Budgeting and funding for a startup
  • Financial projections
  • Costing and pricing
  • Accounting and accounting systems

Week 3: May 15, 2024 | 5 – 7 p.m.

  • Selling at a farmer’s market
  • Utilizing social media and creating a presence
  • Selling online/marketing strategies
  • Advertising and digital marketing

Week 4: May 22, 2024 | 5 – 7 p.m.

  • Basic business documentations
  • Return policies and customer satisfaction
  • Event preparation and needs
  • SBDC Assistance

For questions regarding this workshop, including late registration, please email us at training@iesmallbusiness.com.


May 01 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Entrepreneurial Resource Center - San Bernardino
330 N D St 5th Floor San Bernardino, CA 92408
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Retail-Based Startup (Four-part series)

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.