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April 29, 2022


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Free Webinars, Workshops, and Resource Fair Planned for Small Business Week
From May 1 to 7, 2022, Oakland will celebrate Small Business Week with more than a dozen virtual and in-person workshops and other activities for small business owners and entrepreneurs. See the full schedule and registration links at www.oaklandca.gov/SBW. From accessing capital to commercial lease negotiations to online market, the educational webinars  and workshops presented by partner organizations are designed to help Oakland businesses to thrive as the economy emerges from the pandemic. Select webinars will be offered in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese. A resource fair highlighting available support services and a workshop on successful legacy businesses round out the week’s offerings. In addition to the year-round locations, a special pop-up location for the Neighborhood Business Assistance program has been added on Monday, May 2, during the resource fair.

If you need individualized business assistance, remember you can book a free, 30-minute appointment at 6 different Neighborhood Business Assistance locations.
Reminder: Oakland’s Proof of Vaccination Ordinance Still in Effect
People 12 and older continue to be required to show proof that they have been vaccinated to enter many indoor facilities in Oakland. The emergency ordinance adopted by City Council, FAQs, the protocol template for businesses and other details are at: www.oaklandca.gov/VaxOrdinance. The ordinance remains in effect until City Council declares the local emergency over or takes action to rescind the current law.
 
Alameda County aligns with CDC recommendation on Second Boosters
Alameda County supports recommendations for a second booster for everyone 50+, severely immune-compromised people 12+, and all Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients who have already had one booster dose. However, second boosters are not yet authorized for other populations. Contact your health care provider or local chain pharmacy for your booster. Second boosters are available to eligible populations at County-supported sites. We continue to prioritize the unvaccinated, immunocompromised, and first boosters for appointments. Second booster doses are only available on a walk-up basis.
 
Resources for Re-Opening

These are just highlights of available resources. For information about worker benefits, grants, loans and support services available, please visit our Business & Worker Resource web page.
Upcoming Online Workshops & Webinars
Below is a sampling of upcoming workshops and webinars. See additional listings and check for last-minute additions at: https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/webinars-for-businesses-nonprofits-and-independent-contractors

Virtual Lawyers in the Library
Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons
Oakland Public Library
Free

Small Business Week Webinars, Workshops and Events
May 1 – 7, various times
Various Partners
Free

Cómo Financiar su Negocio
Tuesday, May 3, 6 – 9 p.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free

Legal Issues for the Small Business Startup
Thursday, May 5, 9 a.m. – Noon
East Bay SCORE
$23

Marketing Your Business
Thursday, May 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free

First Fridays Preventive Business Law Office Hours for Entrepreneurs
Friday, May 6, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Free

Calcula tu Punto de Equilibrio
Monday, May 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Free

Know Your Contracts
Tuesday, May 10, 3 – 4 p.m.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Free

Entendiendo su Reporte de Crédito y Pasos para Reparar su Crédito
Tuesday, May 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free

Financial Management for Your Business
Thursday, May 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free

Must Know Insurance for Small Businesses
Friday, May 13, 9 – 11 a.m.
East Bay SCORE
$23

Marketing for Your Small Business
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
NorCal SBDC
Free

Planning for Profit
Thursday, May 19, 1 – 4 p.m.
East Bay SCORE
$23

Virtual Legal Clinic
Thursday, May 19, 4 – 6 p.m.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Free

Starting a Food Truck: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Monday, May 23, 2 – 4 p.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free

What Do Your Balance Sheet and Income Statement Tell You?
Monday, May 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Free

Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
NorCal SBDC
Free

Using Crowdfunding to Fund New Innovations or Small Businesses
Wednesday, May 25 10 – 11:30 a.m.
NorCal SBDC
Free
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