Tag: business

Eats Program Graduation

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (OCIE SBDC) runs the SBDC Eats Program to provide support to local food entrepreneurs and business owners in the community.

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Givo Ice Cream Hosts Sweet Grand Opening

Giselle and Octavio knew starting a business in the U.S. would be hard, but the duo partnered up and got to work on Givo Ice Cream. Not sure where to start, Octavio found the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (OCIE SBDC).

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Mama Roscoe’s Grows Family of Customers

Dwayne Roscoe’s family owned a pizza chain in the 1980s and wanted to bring the business back to life. His mother was an inspiration to him, and she always made her special pizza sauce that he loved dearly. After his mother passed, Dwyane wanted to create Mama Roscoe’s Pizzeria to honor her life and her remarkable recipe, but he needed help getting started.

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Visionaire Optometry Spa Grand Opening

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.