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Small Business Week

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 The City of Oakland will mark National Small Business Week (May 1-7, 2016) with a variety        of workshops and events.
Please join us as we celebrate Oakland's vibrant small businesses and continue to nurture them.
Click on on the link below to see the week's activities and view the breadth of workshops and events offered.
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/sbw/index.htm

Click here to view Small Business Week Flyer


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Need Financing For your Business?

 Do you need Capital for your Small Business? Come and learn how to get an interest free loan for your business.                                                                                                                
Business Assistance Center 270 Frank Ogawa Plaza  Oakland, 94612


 Top Reasons to Attend:
 1. Learn how to crowdfund up to $10,000 in a 0%, interest free loan                                                                                                                                    2. Market your small business to 100,000 Kiva Zip lenders
 3. Learn more about Kiva’s Launch in Oakland

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 

 
Oakland Business is Green Business
Oakland is home to more than 130 certified Green Businesses, through the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Oakland Recycles is offering free technical assistance to Oakland businesses that are interested in becoming certified green businesses. To jump start the certification process, green business experts will be contacting Oakland businesses to introduce the Green Business Program and shepherd interested businesses through the certification process.

Distinguish your business in the marketplace as an environmental leader through the Green Business Program.

Interested in a free assessment? Need to know more? Contact Oakland Recycles at (510) 238-SAVE (7283) or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Look us up on Facebook at Sustainable Oakland to keep up to date with the latest information from this project.
 
Take Your Business Global

    Small businesses seeking to grow their businesses and create jobs through exporting can turn to new, free educational videos created through a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Inc. Magazine and AT&T. Through the public-private partnership, a series of video modules has been developed to inspire and encourage American small businesses to actively pursue exporting and to educate them on how to do so.

     The video series, Take Your Business Global features five main topics that guide small businesses through the process of exporting:

  1. Getting Started in Exporting
  2. Planning for Export Success
  3. Connecting with Foreign Buyers
  4. Financing
  5. Five Case Studies of Successful Small Business Exporters
     The videos are posted at www.inc.com/exporting/.
 
Community Voices

As a small business person are you taking advantage of what Oakland offers. Click the link below to view a very informative article on the Business Assistance Center.

Oaklandlocal.com
 

 
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