MICRO-ENTERPRISE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Focused on helping small business owner improve and sustain their business!
​Are you a merchant located within District 6 and could use some advice to help achieve optimum operating and business development goals?


Micro-Enterprise Assistance, Program Lead – Brian McKeown

Brian McKeown graduated from San Francisco State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. Brian studied microfinance at Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2008 and he is a former microfinance program director for Kiva representing the city of Oakland, California (2015-2018). Brian and his small team built the largest Kiva program in America assisting 600+ small business entrepreneurs with crowdfunding more than $2.4 million dollars of interest free capital. Brian is a former Economic Development Commissioner for the city of Richmond, CA (2015-2017) and a current Loan Fund Board member (2017-current). Brian is a former nightclub owner and food entrepreneur.


Offering a FREE six-part workshop series covering important business topics:

  • Vision & Mission Planning
  • Target Marketing
  • Budget Creation & Management
  • Consumer Needs Analysis
  • Competitor SWOT Analysis
  • How to Determine Product & Service Value

NEXT WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 11th 2019
Budget Creation & Management
Location:
The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center 6948 Foothill Blvd
Oakland 94605
Time:
9:30am to 11:00am
Light refreshments will be served

We will also be offering at least six 90-minute one-on-one individualized technical assistance sessions over the months ahead in which entrepreneurs will obtain advice and direction on how to enhance long-term growth potential and analyze business needs.

Please feel free to download the workshop handouts for the topics below:


Mission & Vision Development

If you would like to attend one of our workshops or to ask about one on one technical assistance, please select the button below.

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OCCUR’s Micro-Enterprise Assistance program is funded by the City of Oakland Department of Housing and Community Development -Community Development Block Grant Division.