Our toolbox is for entrepreneurs across all stages seeking business training, technical assistance, growth strategies, and lending/funding.
Get started with our #1 tool below—Bay Area Entrepreneur Navigator!
Get started right away by answering these questions using our online Navigator tool. After submitting your answers to the questions below, you will receive: (1) A one-on-one Navigation session with one of our Bay Area Entrepreneurship Navigators. In this session, you’ll review a customized list of resources and develop a Roadmap of next steps. The more questions you answer, the stronger the customized list will be. (2) Access to a system for tracking your progress as you grow your business. We will periodically follow up with you to re-assess the health of your business and make further referrals.
Starting a business? Growing your business? Text us so we can help you navigate the Bay Area business growth ecosystem and help you get the support and funding you need to take your business to the next level!
The Bay Area Entrepreneurship Wheel illustrates the journey in six stages. The table around the wheel shows a sampling of resource entities from our database and matches them to the stages of business growth.
Our 263 entrepreneurship support providers are listed in the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Database.
A safe, confidential facilitated space designed for peer support. These sessions will help entrepreneurs speak openly about challenges and tap into the wisdom of their peers. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at the City of Oakland’s Business Assistance Center (270 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, California) from 6-7pm.