Advisors and Classes
Alameda County ClerkSuite 705
County Recorder’s Office
To File a Fictitious Business Name:
1106 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Alameda County Small Business Development Center
The Alameda County Small Business Development Center provides expert consulting, top-notch seminars, linkages to other resource providers and business planning services to business owners interested in accelerating the success of their ventures.
Oakland CA 94612
At any of 13 One-Stop Business and Career Centers, employers can connect with qualified employees, find out about business opportunities, research state and federal regulations, explore the state’s economic development services, and much more.
1212 Broadway, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Emeryville Chamber of Commerce
3980 Harlan Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
With over 320 members, the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce offers networking, marketing and advocacy for all businesses located within Emeryville. Among other services, the Chamber is the centralized source for the following services:
- A comprehensive website that includes a listing of member businesses
- A business referral service for businesses that are a part of the Chamber
- Several networking meetings a month
- Advocacy on behalf of small businesses
- A business start-up kit
- Excellent connections with commercial realtors
- Labor law posters
Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is located at the University of California Berkeley and supported by the Hass Business School’s faculty. The Center provides resources and information of interest to entrepreneurs and is focused on technology-based entrepreneurship, new venture financing, social entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, and regional entrepreneurship acceleration The Center’s web site includes an Entrepreneurs Forum, a series on best practices, and compiles resources, programs, and references available to entrepreneurs in the University and in the community at large.
University of California
Walter A. Haas School of Business #1930
Berkeley, CA 94720-1930
ServCorps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
ICE SCORE East Bay Chapter 506
Going it alone in a small business is difficult at best, but in these tough economic times the challenge can be substantial. For many, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is the best source of free, confidential, real-world business advice to help you build your small business – from idea to start-up to success. SCORE’s extensive national network of more than 10,500 volunteer experts provide relevant business advice and training to help small businesses through all stages of business development. Start-ups and small businesses can either meet one-on-one with a SCORE counselor at one of the local SCORE chapters or receive business advice through national on-line counseling services. In the East Bay, SCORE offers face-to-face counseling and workshops in downtown Oakland and at many of the Chambers of Commerce in Alameda, Contra-Costa, and Solano counties. We also offer low-cost workshops about starting a business, with specialized classes on retail basics, export/import, and starting a restaurant.
SCORE East Bay Chapter 506
519 17th Street, Suite 240
Oakland, CA 94612
Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Information Center
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. The SBA also assists small businesses in meeting their financing needs. Among other products, the SBA offers the 7(a) loan program for small businesses, a loan that is administered through private or nonprofit entities and is partially guaranteed by the SBA.
455 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
EDD serves the universal job seeker and employers as well as prospective business owners, operators and entities. Free services consist of training, assisting job seekers, advice to employers and seminars.
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 83
Sacramento, CA 95814
State of California Governor's Office of Economic Development
The State of California’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development web site provides a compilation of resources for new, relocating, and expanding businesses, upcoming events, business news, and links to contacting a State business specialist. The site also hosts and interactive map showing the location of financial and educational resources, and economic development zones throughout the State.
1130 K St
Sacramento CA, 95814
State of California Secretary of State Office
To Register Your Corporation, Partnership or Limited Liability Corporation:
State of California Taxes Information Center/Small Business Assistance
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
The mission of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses.
275 5th Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Rubicon Programs’ North Cities One-Stop Business and Career Center
Rubicon’s Workforce Services assists jobseekers as well as employers in high-growth industries. Rubicon provides a host of services for employers including targeted recruitment, on-the-job training, and a a diverse candidate pool/
1918 Bonita Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Urban FIRE (Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship) is training to start and sustain a micro-business based on a proven, real world experiential system. Ignite your passion, burn the status quo and light a path to self determination.
6031 Christie Avenue
Emeryville CA 94608
US Internal Revenue Service
To Establish an Employment Identification Number:
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Direct IRS Line for Establishing EIN: (800) 829-4933
Women’s Initiative (WI)
Women’s Initiative is the neighborhood business school where dreams become thriving enterprises. Our mission is to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to overcome economic and social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We are a one-stop shop.
519 17th Street, Suite 110
Oakland, CA 94612