OC MADE

This 4-week program will teach you about planning, marketing, financing and making your dreams into a reality. This quick-paced program will accelerate your concept and give you the ability to operate an O.C. Market Place vendor booth.

What's OC MADE?

OC MADE is a program designed in assisting start-up businesses in entering the O.C. Market Place. Participants will learn core concepts in creating a successful Market Place business. Over 4 weeks, participants will learn about business planning, marketing, financing, and how to transform their dreams into a reality. This program will help you obtain all the necessary information and help accelerate your concept so you can operate your vendor booth at the O.C. Market Place.

How to Apply

Register through Eventbrite, answer the preliminary questions on the registration and one of our SBDC consultants will reach out to conduct a brief interview with you – 25 people will be selected for this program based on an interview process. No cost to participate in the program.

The Program

WEEK 1 

  • Developing your product for the Market Place
  • Building your idea into a business
  • Market Place requirements
  • Licenses and permits to operate at the Market Place
  • Market research

WEEK 2 

  • Sourcing, costing and pricing your products
  • Financial projections
  • Walking the Market Place
  • Presentation from a current Market Place vendor

WEEK 3

  • Developing your marketing plan
  • Understanding social media and how to attract customers/repeat customers
  • Finance and funding
  • Accepting payment at the Market Place

WEEK 4 

  • Setting up your Market Place booth
  • Signage and promotion
  • OC Market forms, policies, and procedures
  • Graduation/certificate ceremony

Graduation Weekend

  • Market Place vendor booth for a select few on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.- a perfect opportunity to showcase your business!

Check out our Upcoming Programs

OC MADE

OC MADE

This quick-paced program will accelerate your concept in just a few short weeks and give you the ability to operate an O.C. Market Place vendor booth.

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Location

O.C. Market Place Pavilion – Hussong’s Cantina
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Times
8:00 - 10:00 AM

Dates
November 2 - November 30, 2019, every Saturday

OC MADE - From Maker to Market in partnership with the Urban Workshop

OC MADE - From Maker to Market in partnership with the Urban Workshop

Hobbyists, makers and entrepreneurs – want to explore taking your idea to market? Then this OC MADE program is for you! This is a 4 week program to help you take your product or concept to market and what it takes to run a successful business. We’ll teach you about planning, marketing, financing and managing your business. You get to learn at the incredible Urban Workshop space in Costa Mesa with other makers and entrepreneurs.

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Location

The Urban Workshop
365 Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Times
6-8 PM

Dates
November 7-21, every Thursday; November 25, 2019, Monday

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