OneCalifornia Foundation has partnered with the City of Oakland to launch of a set of exciting new resources for Oakland businesses. The new Business Assistance Center (BAC) location and website offer a place where businesses can go to find information they need to start, sustain, or grow in Oakland. The Oakland BAC website is a project of OneCalifornia Foundation, and is provided to the city as an in-kind donation to help small businesses. The site includes information on finding locations, taking classes, finding financing, getting consultants, taking advantage of tax breaks, and much more. The website also allows businesses to make a request for assistance from BAC staff.
The BAC physical location is next to City Hall at 270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm weekdays. The center offers helpful staff members that will answer questions and make referrals on all business-related topics to both internal City government departments and to outside agencies. The new center staff members track each request and follows up on these referrals to ensure that questions are getting answered and problems are being resolved.
OneCalifornia Foundation is proud to help offer these exciting new resources to build Oakland’s businesses!