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

Oakley’s Economic Development program sponsors small business workshops and events at the recently opened Oakley Entrepreneur Center.   The following workshop series will be starting in April.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures, the Social Media workshop series will be postponed until further notice


A small business Lunch & Learn workshop series

Owning and growing a small business requires hard work and dedication. Small business owners wear many hats and often struggle to acquire all of the skills they need to be effective in all aspects of managing and growing their business. One area of need is the online and social media presence of the business. Many business owners don’t have the time or the skill set to set this up or manage it effectively.

This series of four workshops is designed for small business owners to learn about how their online presence and social media can increase sales and grow their business. The series is set up to apply to the business owner that is just starting out or learning about a website and social media, to the business owner that is well versed but wants to convert more “likes” to sales.

The following is a listing of the four workshops:

Social Media for Business Owners – The Basics

Thursday, April 9th

Logos, Websites and Graphic Design for Business Owners

Tuesday, April 28th

Social Media for Business Owners – Converting Leads to Sales

Tuesday, May 19th

Social Media for Business Owners – Effective and Lasting Results

Tuesday, June 9th

To learn more about the workshops , click here to view the workshop brochure.

Each workshop in the series will be offered at the Entrepreneur Center from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm.  Cost to attend is $20 and payment can be made at the Oakley City Hall to reserve a space.  Sandwich lunch will be provided. Please call (925) 625-7006 or email dalman@ci.oakley.ca.us to reserve your space.

To register, please contact Dwayne Dalman, Economic Development Manager at dalman@ci.oakley.ca.us or (925) 625-7006, or visit the Oakley City Hall to pay for the course.