Oakland businesses have access to a few different resources to help them with technology, including workshop and web hosting services to help them sell online.
Classes & Consulting
SBDC Technology Assistance Program (TAP)
SBDC TAP offers free and low cost classes, consulting and bootcamps to help businesses with various aspects of using technology, including Social Networking, Online Marketing, Accounting Systems, Network Security and more. Check outhttp://sbdctap.org for more information.
Oakland Adult School
The Oakland Adult school offers affordable classes on various types of software, many of which are useful to small business owners, such as Excel, QuickBooks, Word, Access, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and more. Get more information on the Oakland Adult School website.
Web Design and Selling Online
Oakland Unwrapped is a program of OneCalifornia Foundation in which Oakland-based businesses and artists can sell online. The foundation staff develops websites, trains business owners and hosts their website on a special marketplace that makes it easy for Oaklanders to find and shop with local businesses online. Details at OaklandUnwrapped.org
Finding Technology Consultants and Companies
To find other technology services providers and consultants, the following resources may be of help:
Green business certified computer consultants
Search for computer consultants that are certified green businesses.
Sustainable Business Alliance Member Consultants
Find members of the Sustainable Business Alliance who provide computer and technology consulting.
Independent Computer Consultants Association
Search this national network of independent computer consultants to find a local consultant that offers the services you need.
Better Business Bureau Accredited Businesses
Search for the Bay Area BBB website Computer or Internet keywords to find BBB accredited technology businesses and consultants