Manal Richa

About Manal

Manal is the Director of the Cal State Fullerton North SBDC. Since joining the Orange County SBDC in 2010, she has focused her efforts on assisting her clients with start-up, business growth, accessing capital (loans and micro loans), and marketing.

Her consulting services focus on guiding entrepreneurs and business owners in taking their companies to the next level. She assists them in the development of business plans, projections, loans, branding, marketing, and sales. She has extensive experience in different industries and is very knowledgeable of the online world, including e-commerce, SEO and social media.

As an entrepreneur, Manal founded multiple businesses including: The MarCom Network, a marketing and creative consultancy firm, helping small businesses build exposure and increase their sales; and BreakThrough Networking, Inc., where she helped clients build relationships, leverage connections and use different social media platforms to take their business to the next level.


Manal is an adjunct professor at Concordia University and Brandman University, Irvine. She has a BA in Communications and Advertising, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership.


  • Arabic
  • French

Director, CSUF North SBDC

Orange County