Orange County SBDC - CSUF

Orange County SBDC - CSUF Orange County SBDC – CSUF
in partnership with OCHCC
Assisting Small Businesses in the Orange County Area
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Operating as usual

Wishing you a wonderful break for the upcoming holidays!Our office will be closed on Monday(12/24/18) through Tuesday (1...
12/24/2018

Wishing you a wonderful break for the upcoming holidays!

Our office will be closed on Monday(12/24/18) through Tuesday (1/1/19) in celebration of the upcoming holidays.

Normal hours of operations will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!Our office will be closed on Thursday (11/22) and Friday (11/23) in o...
11/21/2018

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Our office will be closed on Thursday (11/22) and Friday (11/23) in observance of Thanksgiving.

Normal hours of operations will resume on Monday, November 26.

Have a pleasant and safe holiday.

#Thanksgiving2018 #CSUFSBDC

Our SBDC consultant and expert on franchising, Michael Sawitz, weighs in on the five most important things to consider b...
11/15/2018
5 Things to Consider Before Taking the Franchise Leap - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Our SBDC consultant and expert on franchising, Michael Sawitz, weighs in on the five most important things to consider before you decide to become a franchise owner: https://smallbusinessoc.org/insights/5-things-consider-taking-franchise-leap/

#SmallBusinessAssistance #FranchiseOpportunities #CSUFSBDC

As you consider launching your own businesses, you might be looking at becoming part of … Read More "5 Things to Consider Before Taking the Franchise Leap"

HONORING ALL VETERANS TODAY! We thank you for your service and sacrificesOur office will be closed, today, Monday, Novem...
11/12/2018

HONORING ALL VETERANS TODAY! We thank you for your service and sacrifices

Our office will be closed, today, Monday, November 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

Normal hours of operations will resume on Tuesday, November 13th.

Have a pleasant and safe holiday.

#VeteransDay2018 #CSUFSBDC

We are so excited about our current OC MADE group of entrepreneurs. The program launched a couple of weeks ago with the ...
11/06/2018

We are so excited about our current OC MADE group of entrepreneurs. The program launched a couple of weeks ago with the goal to assist start-up businesses with entering the The Orange County Market Place.

Participants are learning core concepts to create a successful Market Place business. Over a 4-week period, our team is covering planning, marketing, financing and bringing their dreams into a reality. This quick-paced program will give our participants the ability to operate an O.C. Market Place vendor booth.

#CSUFSBDC #StartupAssistance #TestYourMarket #OCMarketPlace

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify ...
10/30/2018
Business Planning - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline. https://smallbusinessoc.org/services/business-planning/

#BusinessPlan #StartupAssistance #OrangeCounty #CSUFSBDC

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you … Read More "Business Planning"

What This Baby Boomer Learned About Millennial Consumers at the Fancy Food Show 2018: https://smallbusinessoc.org/insigh...
10/26/2018
What This Baby Boomer Learned About Millennial Consumers at the Fancy Food Show 2018 - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

What This Baby Boomer Learned About Millennial Consumers at the Fancy Food Show 2018: https://smallbusinessoc.org/insights/baby-boomer-learned-millennial-consumers-fancy-food-show-2018/

#FoodBusiness #SmallBusinessOC #CSUFSBDC

By Greg Bell This summer’s The Fancy Food Show in New York was an impressive … Read More "What This Baby Boomer Learned About Millennial Consumers at the Fancy Food Show 2018"

If you missed it, here is a sneak peak to our Lending Options for Small Business workshop that was hosted, this past Tue...
10/18/2018

If you missed it, here is a sneak peak to our Lending Options for Small Business workshop that was hosted, this past Tuesday, in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach at the City of Huntington Beach Public Library.

The event kicked off with opening remarks presented by City of HB Mayor, Mark Posey, and Robert Ramirez, Economic Development Project Manager at City of HB, followed by an amazing panel from Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, CA Statewide CDC, and Small Business Corporation of Orange County, discussing lending options for start-ups and small businesses.

#LendingforSmallBusiness #Loans #AccesstoCapital #OCIESBDC

Need funding for your small business but not sure how to proceed? Our SBDC Finance Center was created to act as the cond...
10/16/2018
Finance Center - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Need funding for your small business but not sure how to proceed? Our SBDC Finance Center was created to act as the conduit between your business and the right funder. We employ loan consultants that assist our clients through the loan packaging process, then help the client shop their loan through our network of over 100 financial institution partners. Rather than partnering with banks at a branch level, we work with underwriters directly to streamline the funding process for our clients and receive decisions quickly – saving you time and resources. https://smallbusinessoc.org/program/finance-center/

#CSUFSBDC #AccesstoCapital #SmallBusinessLoan #SBDCFinanceCenter

Finance Center Created in 2016 through a partnership with the OCIE SBDC Lead Center and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce SBDC, The Finance Center has counseled more than 100 clients and helped business owners obtain more than $15 million in capital. Program Overview Program Overview Ho...

We had the pleasure to host the first SBDC Webify cohort, graduating 18 entrepreneurs and new business owners equipping ...
10/12/2018

We had the pleasure to host the first SBDC Webify cohort, graduating 18 entrepreneurs and new business owners equipping them with tools on how to be successful online and leverage the digital world to launch and grow their business.

Congrats to everyone who participated! We are so proud of your hard work and commitment!!!

#CSUFSBDC #SBDCWebify #OnlineBusiness #ECommerce

Graduation is HERE for our first webify class.
To be the next graduating class, check our site for more details >>> https://bit.ly/2C0YEzL

Thank you to OUR PANELISTS and everyone who attended our Women in Leadership Series earlier today. Attendees got to meet...
10/09/2018

Thank you to OUR PANELISTS and everyone who attended our Women in Leadership Series earlier today. Attendees got to meet an amazing panel of women leading business in Orange County and to share their voice and questions.

This was an engaging opportunity for our local business community to approach Orange County's women business leaders with their timely questions, ask for best practice advice and of course, network! This event is open to all.

Discussion Topics included:

- Best Practices in Management from Small, Medium to Large Businesses
- Leading with the Right Tools and Resources
- Managing Time and Team

#WomeninLeadership #CSUFSBDC #OrangeCounty

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10/08/2018

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10/05/2018

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10/05/2018

Orange County SBDC - CSUF

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!Millions of small business suffer cyber-attacks, digital extortion, o...
10/04/2018

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Millions of small business suffer cyber-attacks, digital extortion, or data breach every year. As a result, businesses experience financial hardship or closure. For that reason, the OCIE SBDC Network created CyberSafe, a free resource to help you protect valuable data. Check out! https://cybersafesmallbiz.com/

#CyberSecurity #SmallBusinessCyberAttacks #CSUFSBDC

Our consulting services are not only offered to you at no-cost, but are also confidential and tailored to your specific ...
10/01/2018
How It Works - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Our consulting services are not only offered to you at no-cost, but are also confidential and tailored to your specific needs. All of our SBDC staff members and consultants adhere to strict confidentiality and security policies and procedures in accordance with SBDC accreditation standards. https://smallbusinessoc.org/how-it-works/

#CSUFSBDC #SmallBusinessAssistance #OrangeCounty #Irvine

Our six regional service locations and more than 20 outreach centers provide new or existing … Read More "How It Works"

If you are intrigued to make the best out of your social media presence, check out this Social Media Audit Checklist to ...
09/27/2018

If you are intrigued to make the best out of your social media presence, check out this Social Media Audit Checklist to evaluate where you currently stand and plan for better outcomes:https://ociesmallbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Social-Media-Audit-Checklist.pdf

#SocialMediaforSmallBusiness #CSUFSBDC #SocialMediaAudit

Wondering about the Pros and Cons of Using Social Media Ads?Social media advertising allows small buys, a high degree of...
09/26/2018
Getting the Most Value from Social Media Ads for Your Small Business - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Wondering about the Pros and Cons of Using Social Media Ads?

Social media advertising allows small buys, a high degree of customization and are typically very user-friendly. However, that also means you can’t automate it – which may be a minus for some small business owners.
https://smallbusinessoc.org/insights/getting-value-social-media-ads-small-business/

#CSUFSBDC #SmallBusinessAssistance #SocialMediaforSmallBusiness #OrangeCounty

Social media has quickly become a cornerstone of our personal and professional lives – but … Read More "Getting the Most Value from Social Media Ads for Your Small Business"

Have you been following our success stories lately?When Kimberly Gros first visited the SBDC in 2014 for assistance, she...
09/24/2018
SteelCraft - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Have you been following our success stories lately?

When Kimberly Gros first visited the SBDC in 2014 for assistance, she had the idea of repurposing a shipping container to house a counter-service ice cream shop in downtown Long Beach. After consulting with the SBDC and revising her initial projections for the project, Gros quickly recognized an opportunity in housing multiple vendors in one space as opposed to a single vendor. She began to reimagine her vision and ultimately arrived at the idea of repurposing several shipping containers that would each house artisan food vendors, which could convene the community through craft food and drinks.

Click to learn how the SBDC assisted Kimberly to be successful in her business venture: https://smallbusinessoc.org/success-stories/steelcraft/

#CSUFSBDC #SmallBusinessSuccess #SBDCAssistance

A New Urban Eatery Bixby Knolls, Long Beach Client Impact: Obtained $150k loan Started eight … Read More "SteelCraft"

Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance debt or expand your business? Our f...
09/21/2018
Funding - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance debt or expand your business? Our financial consultants can help you explore your financing options, securely package your loan, introduce you to our network of over 100 funding institutions and help you obtain the best loan terms. https://smallbusinessoc.org/services/funding/

#SmallBusinessFunding #AccesstoCapital #OrangeCounty #CSUFSBDC

Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance … Read More "Funding"

Have you been wondering how to get the most value from social media ads for your business? Check out our latest blog: ht...
09/18/2018
Getting the Most Value from Social Media Ads for Your Small Business - Lead Center - Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network

Have you been wondering how to get the most value from social media ads for your business? Check out our latest blog: https://ociesmallbusiness.org/insights/getting-value-social-media-ads-small-business/

#CSUFSBDC #SocialMediaforSmallBusiness

Social media has quickly become a cornerstone of our personal and professional lives – but … Read More "Getting the Most Value from Social Media Ads for Your Small Business"

Our FIRST SBDC Webify cohort launched earlier this week. We are looking forward to working with these entrepreneurs and ...
09/14/2018

Our FIRST SBDC Webify cohort launched earlier this week. We are looking forward to working with these entrepreneurs and business owners to launch and expand their online presence within the next 30 days!

#SBDCWorkshops #SBDCSpecialPrograms #SBDCWebify

We are so excited about our 1st Women in Leadership Speaker Series featuring Kathy Dawson on Employment and Attracting t...
09/11/2018

We are so excited about our 1st Women in Leadership Speaker Series featuring Kathy Dawson on Employment and Attracting talent!
Kathy Dawson rocked the house with the great energy and content she shared today!

#CSUFSBDC #SBDCWomeninLeadership #SmallBusinessSuccess #OrangeCounty

Our team of #SBDCConsultants enjoying a training led by Statewide CDC underwriters and loan officers who are presenting ...
09/10/2018

Our team of #SBDCConsultants enjoying a training led by Statewide CDC underwriters and loan officers who are presenting material on the following topics:

- Understanding how to spread a loan
- Sources and uses of funding
- Projections and assumptions
- Secondary income and collateral
- Different Statewide CDC loan programs

#SBDCFinance #LoanAssistance #CSUFSBDC

Last day at #2018SBDC Conference in Washington DC!Our team had a blast networking, attending great sessions, and spreadi...
09/07/2018

Last day at #2018SBDC Conference in Washington DC!

Our team had a blast networking, attending great sessions, and spreading the word about the amazing work we do at #CSUFSBDC.

They are ready to share the knowledge with our #OCBusinessOwners

Our #CSUFSBDC team is excited to be part of the #2018SBDC conference in Washington DC... A great opportunity to learn an...
09/05/2018

Our #CSUFSBDC team is excited to be part of the #2018SBDC conference in Washington DC... A great opportunity to learn and network with SBDC teams from across the nation.

Our office will be closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.Normal hours of operations will ...
09/03/2018

Our office will be closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Normal hours of operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4th.

Have a pleasant and safe holiday.

#LaborDay2018

HAPPENING NOW! Our Access to Capital Workshop, led by our own SBDC Finance Consultant, Keith R.Our attendees are learnin...
08/29/2018

HAPPENING NOW! Our Access to Capital Workshop, led by our own SBDC Finance Consultant, Keith R.

Our attendees are learning about what it takes to qualify for a loan as they gear up to launch a new business or take their existing business to the next level.

If you are in need of assistance with access to capital, give us a call at (657) 278-1801 to schedule your NO COST appointment with one of our consultants.

#CSUFSBDC #AccesstoCapital #SmallBusinessAssistance #SBDCWorkshops

Are you planning to start your business soon? Are you aware of the different business structures available for you? Do y...
08/27/2018

Are you planning to start your business soon? Are you aware of the different business structures available for you? Do you understand the legal and tax implications of the different available business structures? How about the legal forms and fees necessary to form your business?

You do NOT have to do it alone. Give us a call at 657-278-1801 to schedule your no-cost one on one consultation with one of our SBDC Consulting Experts.

#SmallBusinessSuccess #StartupAssistance #BusinessFormation #CSUFSBDC

Orange County, Are You Ready for Government Contracting?This August 28th interactive workshop will be held from 10 am to...
08/24/2018

Orange County, Are You Ready for Government Contracting?

This August 28th interactive workshop will be held from 10 am to noon at our CSUF Irvine office in partnership with San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center.

This workshop will help you evaluate your business, educate you on government contracting processes and requirements, provide you with marketing tools and resources, help you determine if the government market is a fit for your business, and get you started on the first steps.

All of the attendees will receive a workbook that provides the user with online and hard-copy resources, how-to examples, and layman explanations for many common government contracting terms and requirements. *** This course is designed for individuals with a very minimal understanding of government contracting ***

Click to learn more: https://sdcoc.ecenterdirect.com/events/43598

#SmallBusinessSuccess #GovernmentContracting #CSUFSBDC

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify ...
08/23/2018

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline.

Visit our website to learn more how we can help you start, grow and expand your business: https://smallbusinessoc.org/services/business-planning/

#GrowYourBusiness #SmallBusinessSuccess #BusinessPlanning #SBDCOrangeCounty #CSUFSBDC

If you are considering a franchising opportunity, think: what kind of franchise fits your end game?The two most common r...
08/21/2018
5 Things to Consider Before Taking the Franchise Leap - Irvine - Orange County SBDC

If you are considering a franchising opportunity, think: what kind of franchise fits your end game?

The two most common reasons to franchise are to build a legacy or facilitate a lucrative exit. Choosing legacy means building your business so you can pass it down to family members. Creating an exit plan means building your business specifically to sell it and gain a buyout. Regardless of your path, you’ll want to focus on creating a robust and well-run business – but that starts in knowing what your ultimate goal is.

Click to read more on the 5 things to consider when taking the franchise leap: https://smallbusinessoc.org/insights/5-things-consider-taking-franchise-leap/

#Franchising #StartYourBusiness #CSUFSBDC

As you consider launching your own businesses, you might be looking at becoming part of … Read More "5 Things to Consider Before Taking the Franchise Leap"

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1 Banting, Suiite A
Irvine, CA
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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
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