On April 16th, Councilmember Libby Schaaf in partnership with Brought to you in partnership the City of Oakland, the Merchants Associations of Montclair Village, Laurel District and Dimond District are hosting a presentation:

How to Start and Grow your Business in Oakland

Learn how to obtain financing for your start-up or existing small business and begin forming critical relationships with local and federal officials, lenders, and other small business owners.

April 16th, 9-11 am

Italian Colors

2220 Mountain Blvd


Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2884620979/ 

Free Attendance - Residents and Business Owners from Oakland welcome!

For more information email: marlow.schindler@sba.gov orLRuhland@oaklandnet.com.


Opening remarks from SBA Regional Administrator Elizabeth Echols and Councilmember Libby Schaaf, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from:


  • Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Oakland Business Development Corporation (OBDC)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Oakland Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Bank of the Bay
  • Alameda County SCORE
  • City of Oakland