SBA Women's Business Center - East Bay

SBA Women's Business Center - East Bay

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The Women’s Business Center at AnewAmerica - East Bay

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The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at AnewAmerica provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses.

AnewAmerica’s WBC operates from a main office in downtown Oakland and a field office in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The WBC contact information for these offices is as follows:

Oakland Office

Lady Freire Aguilar, Women's Business Center Director

1470 Fruitvale Ave., Suite 5
Oakland, CA 94601


Phone: (510) 532-5240
Fax: (510) 532-5216


We also host and co-locate trainings and counseling sessions with reputable nonprofit agencies throughout our service footprint.

Delivery of services – whether short- or long-term training or technical assistance/counseling – is organized to accommodate client needs. Although we maintain office hours of 40 hours each week in our Oakland field office, client needs dictate that we also schedule programs after regular work hours during evenings, weeknights and weekends. Our formal long-term training is scheduled during evening hours and most of our short-term programs are also offered during evenings or weekends.

WBC programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Also, language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Contact Lady Freire Aguilar at (510) 532- 5240, ext. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or language assistance services.

Planned closures for the WBC each year are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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Online Training offered to Women's Business Centers by Dreambuilder.  This free online training is offered in multi-languages and allows individuals to work on their business goals, objectives and business plan at their own pace.  For more information and to start the training Click Here!


Budgeting (Spanish)

Budgeting (English)

Saving (Spanish)

Saving (English)

Credit (Spanish)

Credit (English)

Accounts Payable & Receivable (Spanish)

Accounts Payable & Receivable (English)