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The Business Assistance Center offers free assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs located in Oakland.

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Date Posted: September 9th, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Last Updated: October 20th, 2021 @ 6:22 PM

City staff are here to assist business owners and entrepreneurs -- and we’re coming to library branches in neighborhoods throughout Oakland with the pilot Remote BAC from mid-September till December.

The Business Assistance Center is closed while the Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order remains in effect.

For resources for businesses impacted by the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Business Resource page.

For general business resources, please visit this page.

The Business Assistance Center is here to help you. We provide one-on-one help and referrals with:
-Business license and permits
-Technical assistance
-Financing options
-Other business resources to help business start, grow and prosper!