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

Open a Franchise in Oakland

Opening a franchise in Oakland requires the same procedures, licenses, and filings as starting a new business, for information on what's required for new businesses in Oakland, check out the Starting a Business page information on this website.

Evaluating and Starting A Franchise If you are considering opening a franchise and need information about the pros, cons, and how to evaluate and start a franchise, check out the franchise information on the SBA website.

Expedited Loans for SBA-Approved Franchises When evaluating a franchise opportunity, you may want to consider a franchise that is approved by the SBA. These franchises are eligible for expedited loans, which can get you up and running quickly! Search the SBA Franchise Registry.