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Farmers Markets in Orange County — Videos Maps Photos Reviews

Map of Orange County Farmers Market by Weekday We believe this is the most complete list of Farmers Markets in Orange County.  OCBusinessStartUp.Com’s sell at Farmers Market article has become one of our most popular pages.  This page organizes farmers markets by day of the week  It will also be handy if you want to find a farmer’s market that’s open today.  We have also found some youtube videos of these farmers markets which...

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Get the Word Out about Your Business– Orange County Newspapers List — Community News

Advertise Locally in Community Newspapers & Magazines We Believe this is the most complete print media list for Orange County California on the internet.  If you know of a local newspaper, magazine, or coupon book not listed, please let us know so we can add to the list.  Thanks to everyone who has told us what’s missing. Yes, people still read actually news papers, and advertising in a community newspaper can be effective because (1)...

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Start a Shaved Ice Business

Start a Shaved Ice Business

Shaved Ice is a growing trend in the Ice Cream business.  Although a serving has a lot of calories, people don’t perceive it as bad as ice cream because it has no fat and no dairy products.  One way to look at it is that you are just selling frozen water with a little flavoring on it.  The gross markup on a shaved ice serving is huge.  But there are a lot of other factors involved. Shaved Ice deserts originated in Japan.  The treat was...

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Welcome to OC Business Start Up

This Website is about getting you in business. We aim to give you all the basic knowledge you need to get started, and some business Ideas. Our sister site OCBusinessForSale.com is also here to help. We are focused on small businesses with startup costs from $5,000 to around $200,000. Why concentrate on über-small businesses? A while back, we tried to help out someone get information on starting a small businesses. Although she had a masters...

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Is California the Right Place for your Business?

Is the sun setting on the California Dream? Thinking about Starting a Business in Orange County?  The first question you need to answer is: Should I move to a more Business Friendly State?   Editor’s Note: This article is a little old, but the infor is still relevant.  California won the lottery when many Silicon Valley companies went public, and founders paid huge one-time tax bills to the state.  We are currently projected to have...

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Top Business Ideas

These are the top five business Ideas people have been searching for at OCBusinessStartup.com (1)Start a sandwich shop (We would like to thank the people at  Subway for giving us valuable information.) (2)Gold Prospecting around Orange County (3) Handyman Service/Do I need a contractor’s license  (We would like to thank the CSLB Public Affairs Department for their help understanding the rules.) (4)Sell stuff at a Swap Meet (5)Artisan Sell...

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Starting a business in the OC?

This site and our sister sites OCBusinessForSale.com & OCSmallBusiness.com are here to help. We are focused on small businesses with startup costs from $5,000 to around $200,000.

Feel free to contact us  with any suggestions.

This webpage is intended to be a starting point to give people ideas and basic information.

We are not business or legal experts. We just want to make information available to help you get in business.  If there is something incorrect, please let us know.  If you have an idea for a business we would love to put it.

Our information not influenced by any particular business. This site has no paid advertising, and we have not been paid to send you to other websites.  We are not paid to promote any opportunity; and we are not paid to promote a particular opinion. (We may make a small commissions on our Amazon recommendations.)

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