Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

Employment Law & Personnel Management

During this free workshop, attorneys from Donahue Fitzgerald will discuss:
*The differences between independent contractors and employees;
*“Exempt” and “nonexempt” employees under the wage and hour laws;
*Developing and updating personnel policies/manuals;
*Avoiding discrimination claims when hiring and firing;
*Workplace safety; and
*The importance of personnel record-keeping.

For questions about this workshop, please contact mauna@startsmallthinkbig.org

Alameda County Bar Association, 1000 Broadway, Suite 290, Oakland 94607

Ticketing/Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/employment-law-and-personnel-management-tickets-50096069693

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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

LTX: Latinx In Tech 2018

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www.ltxsummit.com

Our time is now...

As the second largest ethnic community in the US, our Latinx generation is the most multicultural, intersectional, mobile-first, and powerful community of record. Our actions and engagements are dictating culture for the next generation. We are a growing force that will drive the innovation economy and dictate the future of tech.  

In celebration of the many layers of identity and culture that make up the beautiful diaspora of Latinx, we are cultivating an event unlike any other, for over 300 members from across the U.S. 

The LTX Summit will create a safe, inclusive, and creative space. Featuring prominent voices and valuable curated programming, we will explore emerging tech, opportunities, access, advocacy, mindfulness, and identity.  

Over the next generation, U.S. based Latinx talent and leadership when at its full range of robust, innovative, and intersectional experiences will redefine the tech sector for the better.  

The LTX Summit is not a conference. It's an activation of our community as we become the creators who will build equity and access for all.

Location and more information

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Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

Summit for Latina Entrepreneurs: “Migration, Cooperation, and Leadership”

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PROSPERA invites you to more than an Event, an Experience! 

You, entrepreneurial Latina, take a pause and make time to celebrate your leadership, your history, and your power!

- Participate in interactive workshops on business, finance, and communication.
- Get inspired by real stories of successful women entrepreneurs.
- Connect on a personal and deep level with exceptional women like you.
- Access resources to advance your business plans.
- Take a break from your life to reflect on your experience and power.
- Act in pursuit of your dreams and business projects.
- Ah! And naturally, you will also laugh, cry and of course, dance!

Ticketing/Website: https://www.classy.org/event/prospera-cumbre-de-emprendedoras-summit-for-latina-entrepreneurs-2018/e198357

Oakland City Hall 
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

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Oct
23
to Oct 26

SOCAP18

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SOCAP18 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will convene innovators in finance, entrepreneurship, business, government, and philanthropy from across social and environmental issue areas to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning. [More]

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Oct
12
11:30 AM11:30

Beyond Resilience: Building Business Ecosystems

Beyond Resilience: Building Business Ecosystems is sponsored by the Center for Transformative Action and the East Oakland Entrepreneurship Forum and hosted by the Mills Business Alumnae Consulting Group. This forum will explore multiple strategies for business service providers, entrepreneurs, and community members on how to recognize individual and collective trauma, leverage collective resources, and build thriving workplaces and communities.  

The forum will consist of two panel discussions: Trauma-Informed Business Leadership 
and Business-Led Recovery after Community Disruption 

At the forum, you’ll enjoy a light lunch catered by Mamacitas Café, a women-owned and operated, mission-driven business that empowers young women and non-binary individuals facing systemic barriers to growth.

Ticketing/Website: http://beyondresilience.eventbrite.com

Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

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Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

2018 Awards Lunch

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Second Annual East Bay Women in Business Awards, celebrating the efforts of those who contribute to the betterment of our community, while acting as leaders in their field. Check-in and networking, 11:30am; Lunch/Program and Panel Discussion, 12 noon - 1:30pm. $65/Chamber members; $75, non members. Scott's Jack London Square. Register; see link.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Listen for a Change: Diversity/Inclusion, Income Inequality & Harassment

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If last year was the year our country settled into a new reality, this is the year we question our complacency. From the #metoo movement to victims of gun violence, brave voices have been sharing their stories, forcing us to challenge our norms. Yet much remains the same. How are you a part of the solution? How can you better listen? 2018 is the year to #checkyourchill.

Join us for our final Oakland story hour of 2018 to stand up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation, and spread compassion through storytelling. No PowerPoints. No scripts. Just storytelling on a mission.

Tickets: RSVP to be notified on fb for free ticket release two weeks before the event. This event will sell-out.
Want a guaranteed ticket: www.listenchange.org/subscribe
Not in Oakland? Check out our full listing of events at www.listenchange.org.

Space: We'll be at a nice space in Downtown Oakland, so dress for the occasion. Mostly standing-room w/accommodations upon request.
Food/Drink: Hosted wine/beer and hors d'oeuvres.
Contributions: We're 100% volunteer-run and funded by your generosity. Your cash, Venmo, or credit card donations offset event costs. All funds in excess will be donated to orgs represented that evening.

To join our volunteer team, feature your art, or perform your music at our events, www.listenchange.org/contact.

Kapor Center
2148 Broadway
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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

BB: Oakland Music Industry Meetup - Saturdays 10am MLK Cafe

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On May 19th, 2018, we are saying hello to our new regular Saturday morning slot at 10am at MLK Cafe in Oakland, two blocks from MacArthur Bart with plenty of street parking. It's a great place with great local owners who love to host live music in the evenings.

We are excited for this new chapter in the East Bay music industry scene. Please invite all your past, present and future musician friends.

This is a FREE event. A full menu and coffee/espresso drinks are available for purchase.

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Balanced Breakfast is a group of local music industry professionals that meet for breakfast. Attendees talk about actions we can take that will help the Bay Area scene become a place where musicians & industry professionals can make money doing what they love: music.

For more information, visit www.blncdbrkfst.com.

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

3rd Quarterly Convening of the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance

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Community! 

Our 3rd Quarterly Convening of the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance is coming soon - September 14th - Take a moment now to register!

On Friday, September 14th, from 8-11am, we'd love to have each of you join us for our 3rd Quarterly Member Meeting of the BAE Alliance. At our Quarterly Convenings, we bring all stakeholders in our vibrant Bay Area entrepreneurship ecosystem together to meet, strategize, plan, and share ideas. If you are passionate about growing your business, building roadmaps for local entrepreneurs, and better connecting with your community, join the BAE Alliance, and play a bigger role in this conversation!

Together, we’ll check-in on our progress, consult our roadmaps, charge ahead, and expand our community to include even more voices.

Registration for current members is FREE!

What: 3rd Quarterly BAE Alliance Member Meeting
When: September 14th, 2018, 8 - 11 am
Where: Location TBD (Oakland) 

If you're not yet a member yet, joining is easy and brings many benefits, including FREE ADMISSION to our quarterly convenings. If you'd like to take full advantage of membership benefits, click on the link to join now! An annual 2018 Charter Membership is $50 a year for entrepreneurs and ranges from $100 - $300 a year for support providers, depending upon the provider’s role. In-kind membership fee payment is available!

Look forward to seeing you then. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we want you there! More Info.

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Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Surviving and Thriving as a Small Business in the Internet Era

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Most small business owners know that getting online is important, but don't know where to even start. This workshop, presented by Google and SCORE, is a crash course on what it means to get online and create the digital storefront that allows your business to thrive.

Cal State Center East Bay
1000 Broadway
Suite 109
Oakland, CA, 94607

Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xdwxhscab&oeidk=a07efih1ojfdde5de05

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Assertiveness Skills for Success in Business

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Learn ways to develop a more assertive behavioral style that will boost your business! Entrepreneurs prepare themselves in many ways to be successful in their business ventures. They brush up on finances, marketing, the technology or art of their specific business. What entrepreneurs sometimes fail to consider is how their own interpersonal style of behavior may be affecting their business. 

 This 3-hour seminar will examine the differences between aggressive, passive and assertive behavioral styles, while giving you insight to the bottom-line merits of a more assertive style. Suggestions will be offered on how to immediately modify your behavior. This seminar will serve you well if you tend to be aggressive or passive in your business dealings.

SBA Entrepreneur Center
455 Market Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xdwxhscab&oeidk=a07efiguj7328e88a90

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Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

Doing Business With Federal Government, National Laboratories and the UC

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Overview: Would you like to do business with Federal & local governments, public agencies, national laboratories and the University of California campuses? The U.S. Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Regardless of your level of familiarity with the federal procurement process, there is something for you in this special workshop on how you can increase your knowledge of federal purchasing and how to market more effectively to the government and other public agencies.

 Topics include:

  • basic government contracting rules and practices
  • the key steps necessary to qualifying your company to do business with the government
  • how to do business and find contracting opportunities at local governments, public agencies, federal agencies especially Department of Energy and its national laboratories, and the University of California campuses
  • how to improve your marketing technique by creating a dynamic Capability Statement
  • learn how existing government programs (SBA, GSA, etc.) can help you jumpstart your business with the government

Cal State Center East Bay
1000 Broadway Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xdwxhscab&oeidk=a07efigx2oaa17be734

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Sep
5
11:00 AM11:00

Oakland's 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

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The 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Multicultural/Bilingual, People with Disabilities, Women, LGBT, Veterans and Mature candidates are encouraged to attend. [More]

1,000+ Candidates ~ Entry to Professional Level

Over 25+MAJOR Employers Recruiting

 

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Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Black Professionals' Fab Friday Hot August Nights

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Join Oakland's biggest Professional Network of Black Professionals and entrepreneurs for another perfect opportunity to connect with hundreds of like-minded people in Oakland.

Looking to build your network?

This is a light mix and mingle networking event that allows you to engage with new people face to face whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or professional who is looking to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts.

Black Professionals Fab Fridays is a networking social event put on by the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Oakland Chapter), Oakland NAACP, and Associated Real Property Brokers and co-hosted by the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce. Our common goal is to support Black business professionals and entrepreneurs to develop a deeper sense of community.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

BB: Oakland Music Industry Meetup - Saturdays 10am MLK Cafe

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On May 19th, 2018, we are saying hello to our new regular Saturday morning slot at 10am at MLK Cafe in Oakland, two blocks from MacArthur Bart with plenty of street parking. It's a great place with great local owners who love to host live music in the evenings.

We are excited for this new chapter in the East Bay music industry scene. Please invite all your past, present and future musician friends.

This is a FREE event. A full menu and coffee/espresso drinks are available for purchase.

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Balanced Breakfast is a group of local music industry professionals that meet for breakfast. Attendees talk about actions we can take that will help the Bay Area scene become a place where musicians & industry professionals can make money doing what they love: music.

For more information, visit www.blncdbrkfst.com.

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Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Speed Networking: Find Your Business Bestie II

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Join Just BE for a night of Speed Networking, as we find our Business Besties! 

We all know that being a Black Woman Boss is a lifestyle, not a job. But along this journey, we can get a bit isolated and overwhelmed. This is where a Business Bestie comes in!

What is Business Bestie?
~ A girlfriend who comes from your community of women who mirror you.
~ A fellow entrepreneur.
~ Someone who will help you stay accountable and encouraged.

The three of us at Just BE have learned that it is a tremendous thing to have at least one Business Bestie. Creating these relationships has helped us all to grow our business and thrive personally. We share encouragement, knowledge, and insights about being amazing Black Women Bosses. Let's find your Business Bestie!

Our goal is for each Black Woman Entrepreneur is to:
~ Share about your business and meet your community of Bay Area Black Women Entrepreneurs
~ Connect with at least one Business Bestie.
~ Identify and share one business goal you plan to execute within the next 30 days.
~ Schedule at least one Bestie Date within the next two weeks.
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~ Share about your Business Bestie experience. #JustBeOak #JBBusinessBesties
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Who: Black Women Entrepreneurs

What: Speed Networking + Wine + Light Refreshments

When: Aug 23, 2018

Where: Qulture Collective~ 1714 Franklin St. Oakland, CA 94607

Why: To find your Business Bestie!

Bonus: Did you know that events like this are a business write-off? You do now! Save the receipt and write it off as a business expense during tax season.

*All Just Be events are created and catered to maintaining safer spaces for Black Women, Black GNC Femmes, and Black Trans Women.

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Business Prep

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Take our Business Prep class to learn business basics and develop networks. The 11-week class provides an overview of target market analysis, fundamental business operations, and basic business finance principles. You will develop foundational business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them.

In session one, we will fill out our paperwork, set up payment schedules, meet the instructor, establish norms and go over the syllabus.

Tuition: $240. Scholarships up to 50% and payment plans are available based on household income. For more information on your eligibility, see our scholarships page.

Payment: Payment for classes and workshops are collected prior to or no later than the first day of class. To request an installment payment plan please contact Lucero De Leon at ldeleon@rencenter.org.

Scholarships: To apply for a scholarship you will need: 

  1. *Proof of household income
  2. Income verification form

*Proof of household income can be one of the following:

  • A copy of previous year’s tax return;
  • A recent pay stub (within the last three months) or 
  • Documentation of government assistance, such as unemployment benefits, social security, or Medi-Cal. 

All information will be kept confidential. Download income verification form here.

Email above to Lucero De Leon, Program Coordinator, at ldeleon@rencenter.org at least two weeks before class starts. Preference is given to local residents and business owners.

Accessibility
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Lucero De Leon at ldeleon@rencenter.org. or 510-221-2003.

Richmond Chamber Of Commerce
3925 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, 94805

Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef39s9isb720881f&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Brick & Mortar Ready

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Position your business to apply for specially priced new retail space in the Black Arts Movement and Business District in Downtown Oakland.

Development comes to town and changes the landscape. It's important that small, local business maintain a presence in that new landscape. Small, local business is the heart of Oakland. BAMBD CDC has been engaged for months convening partners and securing resources to make sure Black owned businesses are in position to capitalize on new opportunities within the BAMBD district (which runs along 14th St from the lake to Preservation Park).

The Brick & Mortar Ready workshop series is custom designed to prepare as many qualified Black owned businesses as we can to be five-star, lease-ready to take on space within estimated 17,000 sq ft of new retail/restaurant space planned to open within the BAMBD district starting in 2020.

We are looking for entrepreneurs that can commit to attending all nine of the workshops; whose business or collaboration is ready to expand into a potentially larger and longer term, fixed space. The workshops are offered as a series at $450, but the price breaks down to $50 per workshop. There are limited worktrade scholarships available, so please don’t let the registration cost be a reason you don’t apply. If you’re ready we want to work with you.
There is an application process. It starts with filling out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/rJQpbOvjIHEv5Yg93

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Planning on a Food Service Business?

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Planning on a Food Service Business?

Overview: The future looks bright for the food-service industry and, whether you want to serve fast food, steak, pizza or coffee, the journey to launching your own food establishment service can be difficult. A hard reality is that many restaurants fail during their first year, frequently due to lack of planning. Take this class and make sure you are on the right track!!

 Lessons Learned Starting and Running Restaurants and Food Services:

What do you need to consider when you start a restaurant or food service business? Learn from three SCORE Counselors who have successful track records owning their own food service businesses. They will present the lessons they have learned and also answer questions. Some of the planned discussion topics include:

  • Why, what, and how do you research as you prepare your business plan?
  • What are the various kinds of opportunities you might consider?
  • How much money will you need and where might you get it?
  • What is a business plan and why is it so important to your success?
  • How do you get and manage the people you will need to run your business?

SBA Entrepreneur Center 
455 Market Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efff7pqq7e6179fb&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Expo

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WHAT IS SMALL BUSINESS EXPO?

Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business.  Small Business Expo is a FREE one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. If you are serious about growing or starting your business, Small Business Expo is a "MUST ATTEND" event for you. [More]

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Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Women Mean Business: Getting Ready for Holiday Sales

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It’s never too early to prepare your business for a busy holiday season! Join us for an evening of networking, panel discussion and light dinner with experienced business owners and experts on:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • finance
  • e-commerce

There will be time for networking and light dinner will be provided. Speakers TBA.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efhmsufh5109d0cf&oseq=&c=&ch=

Renaissance Soma
275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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