The East Bay Small Business Development Center (EBSBDC), a special project of Vista Community College, is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration through the California Department of Commerce’s Office of Small Business, and by a grant from the State Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. It provides technical assistance to small businesses in Alameda County, and arranges individual consultation in business planning, management, and finance.
The center also sponsors specialized business workshops. A short-term small business development series is offered each semester by Vista. The center is at 519-17th Street, Suite 210, in Oakland. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call Faheem Hameed at (510) 893-4114 for information.