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OCIE SBDC Brings Resources and Value to Community Stakeholders

Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network held four events in Irvine, Calif., each catered to serve a specific community. With more than 300 attendees, the day intersected clients, business owners, community members, lenders, government representatives, and partners to provide new opportunities, resources, and connections.

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OCIE SBDC Brings Resources and Value to Community Stakeholders

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.