Our various programs are designed to assist startup businesses to obtain the necessary information and resources needed to enter their market within a few weeks. Our offered programs are built with a plan in mind and are inclusive of food businesses, retail businesses, and micro-enterprises.
SBDC Programs

OCIE SBDC Consultants Manal Richa (far left) & Greg Bell (far right) present a certificate of recognition to OC Made graduate Karlo Abejo.

Our Suite of Startup Programs

A few of our programs offer additional training on business growth stages or specific industries and include access to free business consultations with a variety of our consultants. However, our other programs like our SBDC Finance Center Program focuses on specific assistance for clients, specializing in funding. Led by experts in their respective fields, the programs we offer are of no cost throughout the year across our entire service territory. To learn more about our programs view them below or contact us for more information!


The OC MADE is a program aimed at assisting startup businesses with entering the Orange County Market Place to validate their business concept.


CEO Moms OC is a six-week program to help you launch your business with help from business experts and learn from leading women from– Boppy, SmartyPants Vitamins, ZippyJamz and more!


Rethink your business with the LevelUp experience. Expand your client base, get into your next location, grow your revenue and scale up.


If you're looking to start an online business, Webify offers a structured training program designed to get your business on the world wide web.

Finance Center

Assists business owners with accessing the capital needed to open, operate and expand. Takes the guesswork out of choosing a lender and instead, engage interested lenders to review your loan package.


EATS offers business development support and professional experience to help startup and early stage food entrepreneurs launch their products into the marketplace.


CyberSafe explores the latest tools and resources business owners can use to safeguard against cyber-attacks.

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick is an exciting, six-week startup program to help aspiring retailers just like you. Take a concept for a new store and make it a reality!