Oakley Entrepreneur Center

Oakley Entrepreneur Center

The Oakley Entrepreneur Program is designed to strengthen Oakley’s small business and entrepreneur community and help them to grow and expand.  In order to help achieve these goals, the City of Oakley built the Oakley Entrepreneur Center in downtown Oakley. The Entrepreneur Center is located in the upstairs space of the building located at 3330 Main Street, across from the Civic Center Plaza.

The Entrepreneur Center is designed to be the next step for Oakley’s start-up and home-based entrepreneurs.  As these small businesses grow, there is a need for office space that is more affordable and less capital intensive than typical office space.  The Entrepreneur Center is fully furnished and able to accommodate 12-15 businesses.  The 2,200 square foot space include:

  • Individual offices
  • Large & small conference rooms
  • Co-working space
  • Internet connectivity through a wireless network

The co-working space includes two co-working desks for four people and a stand-up desk to accommodate two people.  In addition, there are and lounge chairs.  The large conference room can accommodate 10 – 12 people and the small conference room can accommodate four people.

Rent for the individual offices is $350 per month and $250 per month for the co-working space.  Rent payments include all utilities, access to the wireless network, and use of a common printer.  Tenants are expected to provide their own laptops and cellular phones.

In addition to the use of the facilities, tenants in the Entrepreneur Center benefit from small business programs offered by Oakley’s Economic Development program, including Business Plan training programs, business workshops, coaching, and networking activities.

Check out the Center pictures

Learn more about the benefits of Co-Working Space

Meet the Tenants

How to Apply

We are excited about the Oakley Entrepreneur Center and look forward to better serving Oakley’s small business and entrepreneur community.  Please continue to visit this page to access upcoming Entrepreneur Center programs and activities.  Feel free to also contact me with any questions or comments you may have.  Please reach out to Harumi Murata at (925) 625-7006 or by email at murata@ci.oakley.ca.us.

Upcoming Events – Entrepreneurial Workshops series   

Human Resources for Business Owners – Click HERE to start your registration
January 21, 2022 (Friday) 12:00-1:30pm  
Human Resources is no longer the 20th Century personnel department. Learn recruiting, interviewing, harassment prevention, performance management, and retention skills that will ensure a safe and productive work environment. What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? Is Workers’ Compensation Insurance necessary? What about unemployment benefits? Join in for answers to these pressing questions.

This workshop will assist you in creating your business structure whether you are just starting out on the kitchen table or have years running the family business!  Please click HERE to start your registration.