The Profit Talks

Your gateway to success in the world of business ownership.

Welcome to The Profit Talks podcast.

We’re here to guide you in your journey, sharing stories of triumph from fellow entrepreneurs, unveiling expert insights, and illuminating the array of invaluable resources available to fuel your business growth. Our mission is to inspire and empower, showing you that your dreams are not just achievable but well within your grasp. Join us as we explore the strategies, solutions, and stories that can propel your business forward. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, The Profit Talks podcast is your compass to navigate the exciting landscape of business success. Tune in, get inspired, and let’s embark on this journey together.

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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.