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Marketing for Individual Businesses
There are a variety of marketing services and opportunities available to Oakland businesses including grand opening assistance, an online marketplace, a shop local campaign, classes and consulting from local organizations, and a host of sustainable and socially-responsible marketing and creative professionals.

Get Grand Opening Assistance
The City of Oakland's Marketing department helps new businesses with press releases and events to announce their new businesses.  Contact the Public Information Officer at 510.238.2107.

Oakland Grown - Join Oakland's Campaign to Support Local Independent Businesses
The Oakland Grown campaign is Oakland’s campaign to encourage people to support locally-owned businesses and artists when they shop.  Oakland businesses and artists that are locally-based and independently owned can get decals, listings on the Shop Oakland Grown website and other marketing benefits.  Learn more on the Oakland Grown website.

Marketing Green Businesses
Certified Green Businesses take advantage of the decals, website listings and other marketing that the Alameda County Green Business program does to promote green businesses. To become a green business and benefit from these marketing benefits, check out the Alameda County Green Business website.    

Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) - Free Access to Computer Training Workshops
ODALC is a nonprofit organization founded with the purpose of training, mentoring, and inspiring Oakland's underemployed to overcome economic barriers to personal achievement and success.  More than ever, digital resources and Internet literacy are essential to running a successful business. ODALC offers free access to computer training workshops and one-on-one career counseling.  Learn more about ODALC's by visiting their website and community blog.

Classes, Workshops and Consulting

Find organizations that provide marketing-related workshops and consulting:
One-on-One Consulting


Online Information About Marketing
SBA Website Info About Marketing


Marketing and Creative Professionals

Green Certified
You can view local green certified professionals on the Alameda County Green Business website

Graphics/Illustration / Web Design
Marketing and Advertising

Writing & Communications

B-Corporation Certified
B-Corporations certified as "benefit" corporations, based on social and environmental criteria.  Search for local B-Corporations at BCorporation.net.  (Click on California under locations and search for marketing, graphic design, etc.)

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