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
Oakland Chamber of Commerce

East Bay SCORE
Oakland Grown

Find organizations that offer help on these topics:

Accounting & Financial Planning
Business Plans
Business Certification
Leadership Skills
International Trade
Management / Operations
Sustainable & Socially Responsible Practices

Organizations that help these groups:

Established businesses
Low-income individuals