Technical Assistance Workshops

As part of an economic development strategy to bring and strengthen small business resources available in San Leandro, the City has been creating and hosting workshops targeted at issues of interest to San Leandro businesses. Funded using Federal ARPA recovery funds, these events initially covered subjects related to City programs like planning and building permits and selling goods and services to the municipality. Through increasing partnership with technical assistance providers, the City has expanded offerings to cover a wider range of topics such as crime prevention, hiring and developing employees, and statewide assistance resources.

Below, you will find a list of events since July, 2022 along with presentations and recordings when available. 

Upcoming Workshops

November 29, 2023 – Small Business Security Seminar. Matt Mayo, CEO of Critical Intervention Corps, will present on how small business owners can learn how to protect their small businesses from the most common challenges today.


Past Workshops

September 5, 2023 – Selling to Government Workshop. The City of San Leandro, Port of Oakland, State of California and San Leandro Black Chamber of Commerce present on how to best compete to sell your goods and services to the City, Port, Caltrans, and Dept. of General Services.

ZOOM RECORDING - English - Passcode: 9Q%GNHY^ (Registration is required)
Audio recordings in Cantonese and Spanish available upon request - email [email protected] to request one.

July 20, 2023 - Employee Recruitment Workshop - Proven Ways to Recruit New Employees. Javier Contreras of the Alameda County Workforce Development Board, Nancy Mangold of the East Bay Small Business Development Center, and Emily Griego of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce will share their expertise on how you can attract and recruit new employees.


June 13, 2023 - San Leandro Restaurant Week Boot Camp - Learn to Market Your Restaurant for Better Engagement. Justyn Nieto and Nancy Mangold of the East Bay Small Business Development Center host a workshop on effective social media campaigns to drive more business to your restaurant.

ZOOM RECORDING Passcode: DPiqr^w6

May 4, 2023 - Safeguard What's Yours: Crime Prevention & Safety (Small Business Week)Join Matthew A. Mayo, CEO of Critical Intervention Corps, for a workshop on crime prevention strategies and techniques to keep your business safe and secure.
Information & Registration

May 3, 2023 - Building Your Legacy: Financing For Your Business (Small Business Week)Building a legacy takes time and effort, and financing is a crucial part of the equation. Arena Commercial Capital can help you access money for your business to fund the growth and development needed to achieve long-term success.
Information & Registration

May 2, 2023 - Scale Up Your Assets: Quickbooks 2-Hour Seminar (Small Business Week)
Discover how to maximize your small business financial management by attending our QuickBooks online seminar led by expert Diana Cohn, covering the essential aspects of the QuickBooks Platform. Don't forget your laptop!
Information & Registration

May 1, 2023 - Game On: Unmask Your Sales and Marketing Strategies (Small Business Week)Craig Cooper shares invaluable tops that helped him and his team at Pinx Catering achieve their best year yet.
Information & Registration

March 24, 2023 – Recruiting and Building Your Team

Learn how to build the culture, processes, and communications needed for the success of your company and new colleagues.

March 7, 2023 – Crime Prevention for Businesses Crime prevention strategies for small business owners.
ZOOM RECORDING (Requires Registration) Passcode: &#258rRK
Cantonese Audio

January 31, 2023 – Reach and Building Codes – Preparing for 2023 Construction Projects
Overview of new codes, processes, and opportunities as it pertains to commercial construction in San Leandro.

November, 2022 – Intro to the Office of the Small Business Advocate (Hosted by the Office of the State Controller)
The City of San Leandro and surrounding communities collaborated with the State Controller’s Office and other State agencies to bring information on grants, loans, contracting, taxes, information about San Leandro, and more.
Watch on YouTube: English | Mandarin | Cantonese | Korean | Spanish
Resource handout for small businesses

October 19, 2022 – Planning Permits – Tips for Businesses in San Leandro
Crash course in Zoning, Permitting, and Business Licenses in San Leandro

August 31, 2022 – ADA Compliance in Commercial Buildings and Role of CASp Inspection
Workshop on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and when to engage a Certified Access Specialist.

July 13, 2022 – Doing Business with the City of San Leandro
Workshop on the City’s procurement processes for consultants, contractors, and more.