From Human Resources and lease negotiations, to key performance indicators and utilizing a digital media strategy, launching a business in 2022 is more challenging than ever.
That is why Orange County’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering “Brick-by-Brick: A Retail Startup Program.” This free online class runs online each Wednesday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Classes run for six weeks from August 10 through September 14. You can register by clicking here.
In addition to the free weekly class, this “Brick-by-Brick” program targeted at entrepreneurs looking to open a brick-and mortar business, is offering local businesses an opportunity to apply for a $10,000 grant through the California Dream Fund. To qualify for this grant, your business must:
- Have started on or before July 1, 2019
- Have no more than five full time employees
- Have no more than $1 million in revenue
- Complete an approved training program (such as the “Brick-by-Brick” program)
There are other qualification requirements to be eligible for the grant, which you can find here.