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Oakland Merchants' Leadership Forum

Our Mission OMLF’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Oakland’s residents and small business owners by strengthening and unifying their neighborhood business districts. By bringing together the efforts of Oakland’s many small business associ
Primary Contact Person
Shari Godinez
Job Title
Program Associate
405 14th Street Suite 712, Oakland, CA, 94612
Type of Organization
Non-Profit Organization
Type of Services Provided
  • Business Assistance
  • Networking
  • Open Forums
  • resource information
  • liason to city
Format of Business Assistance Provided
  • Workshops
Stage of Businesses Served
  • Start Up (less than 1 year)
  • New (1-2 years)
  • Emerging (3-5 years)
  • Established (6 years +)
Provide Services in the Following Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Size of Business Served (Revenue)
  • Under $100k Annual Revenue
  • $100k-$250k
  • $250k - $1 Million
  • $1 M - $3 Million
  • Over $3 Million
Genders Served
  • Women
  • Men
Geographic Location of Clients
  • Oakland
Other Requirements / Description of Target Clients
We serve Commercial District Leaders
Provide Specialized Programs for Which Industries
  • Retail
Other Formats or Programs
Topics On Which You Provide Classes or Workshops
  • Marketing ideas
  • recycling for businesses
Other Topics Covered
Liason to connect city departments with merchants
Financial Services You Provide to Businesses
  • N/A - We do not provide financial services
Types of Loans You Provide
  • N/A - We do not provide loans
Popular Items
Urban Farming
Tax Breaks
Help for Struggling Businesses
Pushcart & Mobile Food Vending

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