Just because you’re a mom does not mean you cannot become a CEO! Whether you’ve found a product, service, or industry you’re interested in or have simply always wanted to start your own business, here is your chance! Join our CEO Moms OC program.

What's CEO Moms OC?

CEO Moms Orange County is a six-week long program developed to assist you in creating and launching your business with the assistance of our team of business consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders. You will have the chance to be taught by key women from a range of companies such as: Boppy, Builder Chicks, Lularoe Katie May & Travis, ZippyJamz, and more!

Additionally, you will receive a tailored research report for your new venture, as well as the opportunity to sell your products or services at a pop-up show. The whole program and its resources will be provided at no cost!


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Program Benefits

  • You’ll receive a one-year membership to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) at no cost
  • You’ll receive a customized market research reports for their industry and product/service
  • Have the opportunity to interact with guest speakers during live webinars
  • 1:1 consulting at the SBDC at the close of the program
  • Pop up shop graduation show for community members and leaders

What's on the Agenda?

Session 1 | It’s Your Business

  • Ideation, viability and motivation
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Lean Canvas
  • Etsy Speaker
  • Lunch Panel

Session 2 |Do Your Due (Diligence)

  • Identifying your place in the market – SWOT, 4 P’s, competition matrix
  • Market research report overview
  • Features and benefits

Session 3 |Full Circle Marketing – Targeting, Branding, Analysis

  • Customer identification, personas and target marketing
  • Branding
  • Industry look

Session 4 | Let’s Talk Price, Cost and Revenue

  • Pricing the product or service – breakeven analysis
  • Startup costs
  • Financial projections
  • Financial benchmarks

Session 5 | Launching Local and Operating like a Pro

  • Starting a business in OC – permits, licenses, EINs, DBAs and special requirements
  • Operations – Processes and systems, banking, expenses, finances, employees and vendors
  • Legal considerations

Session 6 | Financing, Sales and Fulfillment

  • Digital marketing strategies and sales techniques
  • Merchandising
  • Customer engagement
  • Order fulfillment
  • Financing options – the works
  • Pop up show prep

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CEO Moms Orange County - Irvine

CEO Moms Orange County - Irvine

So, you found a great product you think you’d be great at selling, maybe you have a business idea, or always wanted to start your own business… here’s your calling!

CEO Moms OC is a five-week program to help you launch your business with help from business experts! – all at no cost. Only 30 individual spots are available.



Small Business Development Center
1 Banting
Suite A
Irvine, CA 92618

10 AM - 12 PM

February 18, February 25, March 3, March 10, March 17

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