Launching and Marketing Your Business
The City of Oakland can help you launch your business and creating a marketing plan.
Get Help with Your Grand Opening
The City of Oakland's Marketing Department can help you create press releases and events to promote your new business. For more information, contact Harry Hamilton, Marketing Coordinator, (510) 238-6766.
The Oakland Grown campaign encourages people to support locally-owned businesses and artists whenever and wherever they shop. Oakland businesses and artists that are locally-based and independently owned can get decals, listings on the Shop Oakland Grown website and other marketing help. Learn more at Oakland Grown.
Marketing Your Green Businesses
Certified Green Businesses can get decals, website listings and other marketing help from the Alameda County Green Business program. Learn more about Certified Green Businesses and see if you qualify to become one by visiting the Bay Area Green Business Program.