Oakland Small Business Week

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Saturday, May 05, 2018


The City of Oakland will mark National Small Business Week (April 29-May 5, 2018) with more than 75 free workshops and events that celebrate and nurture Oakland's vibrant small business community. Registration is now open. Please visit www.oaklandnet.com/sbw for a complete roster and registration details. 

Entrepreneurs and business owners may choose from sessions at Oakland City Hall or join neighborhood workshops in:

  • Chinatown
  • Dimond
  • Elmhurst
  • Fruitvale
  • Havenscourt
  • Rockridge
  • West Oakland 

Topics include tools for startups, financial planning, marketing, social media, access to capital, lease negotiating, international trade, retail merchandising, business operations, arts organizational planning, public/private sector contracting, human resource guidelines, strategic networking, tax law and the artists' & makers' economies. 

Celebrations include:

  • Sunday’s family-owned legacy business awards reception
  • Tuesday’s City Council recognition of local small business owners
  • Wednesday’s Oakland Multi-Cultural Chambers’ Members of the Year Awards Reception
  • Oakland First Fridays in KONO with Kiva Oakland vendors 

Thank your to our Sponsors for their financial support!


Oakland City Hall

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Oakland CA 94612

For More Information


(510) 238-7952