Our suite of programs are designed to guide businesses in the early stages to receive the information, resources, and assistance necessary to enter their given market in just a few weeks. Our programs provide assistance in many industries including food and retail, as well as micro-enterprises. All our programs are built with a purpose, to help business owners enter and grow in the market.
SBDC Programs

OCIE SBDC Consultants Manal Richa (far left) & Greg Bell (far right) present a certificate of recognition to OC Made graduate Karlo Abejo.

Our Suite of Programs

Additionally, a few of our programs provide further training for specific industries and stages of the business. Included is access to consultations with our SBDC consulting team at no cost. For instance, the SBDC Finance Center program solely focuses on assistance in financing by our specialized consultants. All programs are led by experts in the respective fields to ensure you are getting the best recommendations. Most of our programs are offered at no cost across all our service territories year round. For more information about the various programs we offer, see below or contact us.


CEO Moms OC is a six-week program to help you launch your business with help from business experts and learn from leading women from– Boppy, SmartyPants Vitamins, ZippyJamz and more!


Rethink your business with the LevelUp experience. Expand your client base, get into your next location, grow your revenue and scale up.


The OC MADE is a program aimed at assisting startup businesses with entering the Orange County Market Place to validate their business concept.


If you're looking to start an online business, Webify offers a structured training program designed to get your business on the world wide web.

Finance Center

Assists business owners with accessing the capital needed to open, operate and expand. Takes the guesswork out of choosing a lender and instead, engage interested lenders to review your loan package.


DDS-CEO is aimed to help private practice dentists improve their competitive position in their local markets by emphasizing modern solutions for obtaining better marketing results to win more patients.


EATS is a food incubator program which fosters food industry entrepreneurship through education and training. The program offers business development support and professional experience from its leadership team to help startup and early stage food entrepreneurs launch their products into the marketplace.


CyberSafe delivers tools and resources to safeguard against cyber attacks. It’s that simple.

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick is an exciting, six-week startup program to help aspiring retailers just like you. Take a concept for a new store and make it a reality!