Info: The mayors of Oakland & San Francisco have challenged each other to a Battle for the Bay on Creek to Bay Day, Sept. 21.

Small Business Advice and Education

There are many organizations available to help Oakland's small businesses. Offering a variety of services, such multi-week programs on how to start a business, to workshops on various topics, to one-on-one consulting sessions, these organizations help businesses get started, get financing, manage money, market & sell, grow to the next level, and more.

This website has a database of organizations here to help. There are many ways to find ones that will suit your needs.

View upcoming classes and workshops from various organizations:

Alameda County Small Business Development Center
East Bay SCORE

Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Grown

Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce