Holiday Networking Mixer at Federation Brewing
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Networking Mixer at Federation Brewing

Free, RSVP here.

2017 is almost over, and that's reason enough to celebrate together! Bring your business cards and holiday cheer to our networking mixer where excellent Federation craft beer will be flowing. This event is exclusively for Oakland independent business owners and their guests or key staff.

Wednesday, December 6
6:00pm - 8:00pm
No charge, No host beer bar

Federation Brewing
420 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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What You Should Know Before Raising Money For Your Business
8:30 AM08:30

What You Should Know Before Raising Money For Your Business

Want to Raise Money for Your Business?

Learn the basics on what you can offer to investors, who can invest, how you can reach out to potential investors, and the regulatory rules you must follow. We will discuss everything from donation and presale crowdfunding to friends and family investment to direct public offerings and investment crowdfunding.

Kim Arnone, Vice President at Cutting Edge Capital and a shareholder at Cutting Edge Counsel, will lead the presentation. Bring your questions as we will have time for a Q&A session afterwards.

$10.00 - This event is exclusively for Oakland-based independently-owned small businesses. 

About Cutting Edge Capital

Cutting Edge Capital provides small and mid-sized businesses with the information, tools, and expertise they need to raise capital in a way that fits with their unique business model and long-term goals.

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Legal Workshop: Negotiating Your Commercial Lease
8:30 AM08:30

Legal Workshop: Negotiating Your Commercial Lease

  • 1438 Webster Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)
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Protect Your Business for the Long Term

Oakland Grown presents a workshop for business owners looking to lease property or renegotiate a lease for their small business in Oakland. No matter your industry or stage of business (startup, growing, or established), your commercial lease agreement is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your business. With dramatically increasing rates, out-of-town propoerty owners, and more competition for premium spaces, we'll help you to advocate for your needs and identify the potential red flags.

This small group workshop will be interactive. Prior to the meeting date, we will send you a short questionnaire to assess your needs. If you would like, we will also encourage you to share your current lease agreement or a new lease you're considering to use in the presentation. We want to adapt our presentation to the concerns of the business owners in the room. 

Workshop Agenda

  • 8:30am - 8:45am - Pastries, coffee, and introductions
  • 8:45am - 9:45am - Presentation
  • 9:45am - 10:00am - Final Q&A
  • $10 covers workshop expeneses and is non-refundable. 

If you have questions, please contact Jody Colley at 

About the Presenter

Vincent Tong is owner of Tong Law, an award-winning Oakland-based firm. Vincent sits on the Executive Board for the California Employment Lawyers Association and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alameda County Bar Association. He also serves as the Northern California District Representative for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Vincent regularly provides pro-bono legal services to low-income communities through the Employment Law Center’s Workers Rights Clinic, AIDS Legal Referral Panel and California Lawyers for the Arts. Vincent is a supporting member of many organizations and communities, including the Earl Warren American Inn of Court, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Thai American Bar Association, and National Asian American Bar Association.

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