National #SBDCDay is March 22nd – Let’s Celebrate!

Join the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network for the first #SBDCDay on March 22nd, a national celebration of the impact SBDCs make across the nation and on the small business community.

This endeavor will unite nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the nation and thousands of small business owners as they share via social media, in real time, their stories and the impacts SBDCs have made on the small business community. We have invited our partners, advocates, staff and clients to celebrate #SBDCDay with us by sharing via social media how your local SBDC in Orange County or the Inland Empire has impacted your business and your community.

How to Participate in #SBDCDay with the OCIE SBDC Network

Snap a Selfie & Join the OCIE SBDC on Social Media for the First Ever National #SBDCDay March 22nd 1.

1-Get Your Pin! We’ve prepared business owner pins for our clients or an I (heart) small business pin for our supporters and partners. Please complete this form to receive your business owner pin in the mail before March 22nd. You can even send one to your friends! There is no cost to receive a pin. The final day to submit your request is Monday, March 20th.

2. Pin it Proudly, Smile and Snap! Wear your pin, smile, and snap a selfie to share on social media. Tag @OCIESBDC and use #SBDCDay in your photo post.

3. You Post em’, We’ll Share em’! As we receive your posts, we’ll share them across our feed and the national association’s feed @ASBDC. Check out the activity now ->. You can follow the conversation anytime by searching #SBDCDay.

Don’t forget to tag #SBDCDay and @OCIESBDC in your posts, this increases the visibility of SBDCs across the nation, so we can assist more aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. Your SBDC service center team will also be sharing content throughout the day. Thank you to our partners, staff and clients for the incredible support. We look forward to your stories, smiles, and impact!

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.

National #SBDCDay is March 22nd – Let’s Celebrate!

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.