Has your small business been affected by COVID-19? Our Small Business Services team is here to help!

These are the services we provide:

  • Small Business Help Line
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Financial Resource Navigation
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Business Management/Operations Advising
  • Tax, Accounting, HR & Legal Services Referrals

Our free services are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, with translation services offered in Mam and Khmer. For assistance, please fill out our intake form by clicking on the link or QR code below and a member of our team will contact you. 

Business Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm by appointment only

Wednesday: Walk-ins 10:00am – 3:30pm

Business Address: 3301 E. 12th St. Ste 201, Oakland, CA 94601

Onward Oakland

The Unity Council and our partners at Wells Fargo’s values are deeply rooted in our community to propel traditional business mindsets into the 21st century. These values include empowerment, equity, integrity, wellness, and community wealth building.

Onward Oakland is an 18-month program for small business owners East of the Oakland’s Lake Merritt communities and the greater Bay Area who’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19. Throughout the program, small business owners are partnered with The Unity Council’s Small Business Services team to connect them with the necessary tools and resources to help their business grow and thrive and track their progress along the way.

Our services, provided at no cost to you and available in five languages include:

  • Loan and grant application
  • Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Legal Services
  • Resources and referrals
  • DIY skill building workshops
  • Networking and community building
  • Advocacy
  • Business canvas model

Visit our COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses page to view a list of resources and opportunities compiled by The Unity Council.

Meet the Team

Lien Nguyen, Business Engagement Specialist


Small Business Services

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