Get Involved – Work with the SBDC!

Get Involved – Work with the SBDC!


From programs like EATS to marketing labs we’ll work with you step by step to get your business launched. We’ll host a grand opening for you or provide you with a market research report. Just ask!

Growing Business

Check out our webinars or Level Up program with our seasoned entrepreneurs. Our finance team can help put together a bank plan and financial projections to help you buy equipment, land, a building or a business. Ask us about our procurement experts, how to navigate opportunity zones, public programs and more! We also have experts who can assist you in creating a business plan and the marketing and management of your business.

Ready To Exit

Succession planning or reviewing a business valuation estimate? We can help you prepare to exit your business.


Just starting or ready for your first round of institutional funding? Many of consultants are angel investors and industry experts that can help you. We can also help with your SBIR/STTR submission and much more.


We can help clients who may want to explore non-traditional forms of capital or programs. Have clients that need help with their loan documents, projections or statements? Send them our way!

Large Corporations

Many of our partners generously support the SBDC program through providing cash match or in-kind support of our services. We also appreciate the opportunity to work together with our large corporate partners to provide high-caliber content for events, value-added services, roundtables or summits to engage with small businesses.

City and County Associations

We love working with our public partners, chambers of commerce and business associations to bring our programming and services (at no cost) to constituents and members. We’re always looking to engage local public efforts with area small businesses. We’re great cross-promoters!


If your organization is looking for custom business education programming or help engaging different audiences whether hard-to-reach populations, underrepresented or otherwise – we can help!

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.

Get Involved – Work with the SBDC!

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.