Business Advice Focused on Finance


These organizations offer year-round services specifically focused on helping small businesses with their finance needs.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center - Financial Resource Center
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center can help package a loan for you and support you through the process.
275 5th Street, San Francisco
1325-B Evans Avenue, San Francisco
1848 Bay Road, East Palo Alto
1500 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond

Centro Community Partners
Centro stewards the development of mobile apps that can help you assess your creditworthiness, create a budget and income statement, and determine which micro lender best suits your needs.

ICA Fund Good Jobs
ICA Fund Good Jobs educates, accelerates, and invests in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs that lead to equitable communities for all.

Main Street Launch | Veteran Launch | Alameda County SBDC
Offering no-cost, one-on-one assistance to help you explore financing options and create a strategy to get funding for your small business, including raising equity from investors, banks, and community lenders, and crowdfunding strategies. | |
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1200, Oakland

Business Assistance Centers & Advisor Listings

Local business assistance centers and online tools providing directories and referrals to various advisors and classes.

Oakland Business Assistance Center (BAC)
Whether you’re an entrepreneur just launching a business, an Oakland business owner facing challenges or an existing business looking to expand, the BAC is a one-stop information and referral center operated by the City of Oakland. From site location and market information to business permitting assistance and referrals to business support and financing resources, our team of dedicated professionals are here to help your business prosper in Oakland.
270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

San Francisco Small Business Assistance Center
The Office of Small Business (OSB) and its Small Business Assistance Center (SBAC) function as the City of San Francisco's central point of information and referral for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
City Hall, Room 110, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco

Pacific Community Ventures ( is a free program that matches small business owners with pro bono expert advisors and mentors who provide tailored assistance to grow their businesses and create good jobs in our communities.
51 Federal Street, Suite 100, San Francisco

East Bay EDA
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance provides a resource map to connect businesses to sources, investment opportunities, information, and training programs at local, state, federal, and international levels.
1221 Oak Street, Suite 555, Oakland

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