Plan, Launch, Manage and Grow Your Business
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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
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Business Reference Materials
Local Business Information
- City of Oakland's resources for Oakland businesses, nonprofits and workers to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19
- Oakland Business Assistance Center: permits, incentives, assistance and training, redevelopment areas, demographics, etc.
- Alameda County Assessor's Office: Business and real property assessments
- California State Board of Equalization: Sales and use tax and other business related taxes. Forms and frequently asked questions.