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The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Anewamerica Women’s Business Center, Oakland - Operations During the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Shelter at Home Order (03/17/20 – until further notice) (Click Here)

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AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center - Oakland provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses. In addition, the center supports women business owners. The office is currently located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland.  





AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center Director:

Darlene Neel
Women’s Business Center Director
1470 Fruitvale Ave., - Suite 5                                   
Oakland, CA 94601
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Phone: (510) 532-5240
Fax: (510) 532-5216

Services & Information:

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. The office is open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Although we maintain office hours of 40 hours each week in our Oakland 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 Darlene Neel at (510) 532- 5240  or dneel@anewamerica.org 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.


Online Training & Other Resources:

Dreambuilder Training 

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!

Small Business Resources 

U.S. Small Business Administration Resources

SBA San Francisco District Office

Financial and Business Education Videos

Budgeting (Spanish)

Budgeting (English)

Saving (Spanish)

Saving (English)

Credit (Spanish)

Credit (English)

Accounts Payable & Receivable (Spanish)

Accounts Payable & Receivable (English)