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10 Tips for Business Cheer!

10 Tips for Business Cheer!

‘Tis the season for #BusinessCheer! Don’t fall behind! Start preparing for the holiday shopping season now! Learn how to boost your holiday sales during the busiest time of the year with the tips provided below: TIP #1 Provide complimentary treats for your hungry shoppers. 85% of people will pay more for face-to-face customer service. 1 […]

International Trade Forecast Report – Nov. 2017

International Trade Forecast Report – Nov. 2017

The California State University, Fullerton International Trade Forecast (Nov. 2017) by Dr. Mira Farka and Dr. Adrian Fleissig provides an extensive analysis of merchandise exports in the Southern California Region by total volume, main destination country, by region, and by main sectors for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Orange County and the Inland Empire […]

SMALL BIZ SATURDAY

SMALL BIZ SATURDAY

As you know, it is our mission to provide opportunities for small businesses to succeed and grow! This Saturday and throughout the week we celebrate small businesses and also SBDC successes in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Each day, we are featuring small business owners who began their journey with the OCIE SBDC or […]

Business Plan Outline

The first and most important step to starting your small business is creating a thorough business plan that will help you address the challenges you may face and keep you on track as your business comes to life. Click here to download our Business Plan Outline as a Word document, ready for you to get started and […]

Business Startup Checklist

So you came up with an idea for your own business, and you’ve met with a consultant to find out if it’s feasible. It passed the test, and you can’t wait get the ball rolling and get your business open. What’s next? Use this Business Startup Checklist to cover all the bases, from writing your business […]

GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit Presentation

Don’t Miss Out on Tax Credits for Your Company State of California Offering Over $200 Million in Tax Credits to Businesses of All Sizes Presentations by GO-Biz and Board of Equalization TWO LOCATIONS: RSVP for Santa Ana RSVP for Fullerton Did you know the state of California is offering over $200 million in tax credits […]

20 Local Hispanic Entrepreneurs Gear Up to Start Businesses with Help from the Community

20 Local Hispanic Entrepreneurs Gear Up to Start Businesses with Help from the Community

On June 6th, the Orange County community will  welcome the fifth cohort of the Emprendedores Program in Santa Ana. The Emprendedores (entrepreneurs) Program is an eight week training program designed to educate, promote and empower the Hispanic community in Orange County. The program has brought hope to more than 80 local Hispanic women and men […]

Join us for the 54th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards

Join us for the 54th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards

Celebrating Small Business Success Friday, June 9th at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM The 54th SBA Small Business Week Awards is an annual event held to celebrate and recognize the impact  small businesses make across America and in our local community. American entrepreneurs and small business owners improve the lives […]

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

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 […]

SteelCraft Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

SteelCraft Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

SteelCraft Grand Opening The grand opening program begins at 11:15 a.m. and the ribbon cutting will follow at 12:00 p.m. Limited parking available on-site. Additional parking available across the street at 3747 Long Beach Blvd. Come for lunch! Experience the artisan food offered at SteelCraft and support this business by purchasing your lunch from one […]