OC MADE is a program aimed at assisting start-up businesses with entering the Orange County Market Place to validate their concept. Students will learn core concepts to create a successful business. Over a 4-week period, students learn about planning, marketing, financing and how to make their business dreams a reality. 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. 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 | Saturday, November 2 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 | Saturday, November 9 Sourcing, costing and pricing your products Financial projections Walking the Market Place Presentation from a current Market Place vendor WEEK 3 | Saturday, November 16 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 | Saturday, November 23 Setting up your Market Place booth Signage and promotion OC Market forms, policies, and procedures Graduation/certificate ceremony Graduation Weekend | Saturday, November 30 or Sunday, November 31 Market Place vendor booth for a select few on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, November 31 - a perfect opportunity to showcase your business.
Cost: Free but space is limited and based-on business readiness. Up to 25 people will be selected based on an interview process. Enter Gate 2 or Gate 10 for free parking. Brought to you by: .
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