Webify Showcase

Over the last 5 weeks, more than 60 participants of the Webify program were put through an intensive e-commerce program to establish their online business presence. Throughout our Webify program, participants learned tactics, tools, and guidance to establish their business online, launch their store, and start selling. The program also gave participants a whole suite of resources including a no-cost product shoot.

During this showcase, this cohort’s participants will be launching their online stores for the first time. Among these incredible businesses, these new business owners will be selling clothing, jewelry, art, cosmetics, technology, and so much more. To see these newly launched businesses and to support small join us back here on Tuesday, December 15th at 3 PM when their businesses go LIVE!

Take a look at their newly launched sites and support our SBDC clients. Shop small and local this holiday season and help these businesses by making their first sale!

Webify Showcase

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.