Oakley Entrepreneur Program

The City of Oakley understands the importance of our small business community.  The growth of Oakley’s small businesses and entrepreneurs is vital to future local jobs, goods, and services.  Oakley is home to over 700 businesses, with over 90% having fewer than 5 employees.  Almost half of these businesses are home-based.  The Oakley Entrepreneur Program is designed to strengthen the small business and entrepreneur community and help them grow and expand in Oakley.

Oakley Entrepreneur Center Workshops & Events

Entrepreneurial Workshops series   

How to Start a Business by Carol Jensen 
August 20, 2021 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm  

Explore the possibilities for starting a small business from your home, such as auto detailing, crafts or artwork, freelance writer, wedding consultant and more. Earn extra money part-time. This is a simple, easy class to get started. Learn about business licenses, resale permits, insurance, and trademarks. Learn how to market your business, gain clientele and keep accounting records. This course is an overview of the many considerations and challenges that are encountered when starting new business from your home, truck, shared space or office/shop.

Business Organization: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations
September 17, 2021 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

Gorilla Marketing 
October 15, 2021 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

Social Media for Business Owners 
November 19, 2021 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

Debt and Equity Financing
December 17, 2021 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm  

Human Resources for Business Owners 
January 21, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm  

Accounting and Bookkeeping
February 18, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

California Sales Tax Compliance
March 17, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

Small Business Taxation
April 15, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm 

Please note, you will need to create an account to start the registration process. 

For more information and/or to sponsor our upcoming workshops, please contact Harumi Murata, Economic Development Analyst at murata@ci.oakley.ca.us or (925) 625-7006.