bolsa chica wetlands

tThis is a panaram composed of three photos.  It didn’t turn out that well.  Need to work on my photoshop skill.


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Farmers Markets in Orange County

I have been looking into the opportunities for people to get involved with Farmers Markets.  It seems like there is a lot of money changing hands and I was interested in what they were all about.  As it turns out, most of them are certified only, which means that the people selling are actual farmers or their employees; and that the produce is generally grown within the county.  That’s why it’s a bit more expensive.   To see information about vending at farmers market see my article in

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Getting OC in Business

Start up a business in Orange County California

We want to help you get started in an OC Business


Thanks for finding my bolg.  I decided to start and because I felt there was a need to help people get into business.   Both sites have the same goal—helping people get into business by providing relevant information.  As their names imply, content will be focused on Orange County.

There are a lot of sites that have general information or are really spamy.  These sites will be different  The sites will provide a convenient place for people to look over business concepts.   Each business idea is explained in in terms of what’s needed to get started in Orange County California.  When possible, estimated gross margins are given.  Capital requirements and regulatory hurdles are also discussed. Because the websites are constructed in
an interactive blog-like format, visitors can share their knowledge. It’s intended to be a starting point to
give people ideas and basic information. As visitors contribute to the site, the amount of useful information
will grow.

Although we are not business experts. We just want some basic information out there.   If it’s inaccurate someone will post
with correct information.  I was helping someone research Orange County business opportunities and I realized there is a real void in the internet.  There are
good regulatory sites, and sites that get you to an expert such as a loan broker or business attorney.  Additionally there are some sites that focus on business that require a large investment. But there did not seem to be any local sites that explained what low capital business you could get into.  I want to help those who have been impacted by this extended recession, and will not have any paid advertising driving the site’ content. The only advertising will be for recommended books from amazon because I want to use an image of the book cover, but don’t want to go through the hassle of getting permission from the publisher. sister site will provide an opportunity for business owners and business agents to inform the community about Orange County businesses for sale.

Because of current economic conditions, thousands of Orange County residents have lost well paying
corporate jobs; and now many talented people will loose government jobs as budgets shrink. The problem
is that that they now find themselves over-qualified for the limited number of open positions.   The reality is that no amount of positive thinking seminars or resume re-writes will change this reality.  Employers prefer to hire younger employees who are perceived as being less expensive and more

Existing sites were a disappointment.  There does not seem to be an incentive for people to put up relevant information.  And I also checked out what was available at the public library.  Books were nice but they were out of date.  Since the internet has come a long, a lot of low volume publications about business are not longer profitable.  And the books were very general in nature.  One book spent two pages on business cards and even felt the need to show a sample of a business cards for people who, apparently they believe, have not seen one before.   There were also general advice like “learn what the internet is” and “you will need a desk and a phone for this business.”

Contributions are welcome.  If you have done some research for your own investing, or a college class, your knowledge could be helpful to thousands of peoples.  Just shoot me an e-mail

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