Updates: Office of Economic Development
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Commercial Listing Service
People seeking commercial space in Berkeley can now use our "Locate In Berkeley" service that catalogs commercial vacancies across the City. Visitors can search on Use (retail, office, industrial), Neighborhood, Square Footage or other key criteria. The site also includes property photos, descriptions and links to brokers or owners.
The service was made possible through a public-private partnership between the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development and the Telegraph Property and Business Management Corporation, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Berkeley Association.
Search our database of Berkeley commercial vacancies now!
(To ensure that your commercial vacancies in Berkeley are listed contact Greg Reuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
FREE Business Counseling
Every Monday and Tuesday at 4.30 at the Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library SCORE (www.eastbayscore.org) offers free counselling for small businesses. They offer advice on a range of small business issues from starting or funding a new business to marketing or expanding an existing business.
East Bay SCORE provides counselors who are are active and retired business executives and small business owners with expertise in Business Planning, Set-Up and Operations, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Sales and Pricing, e-Commerce and Website Design.
FREE Business Classes
The Alameda County Small Business Development Center offers interactive seminars to support small business owners. Topics covered incluse management basics for new business ventures and specialized subject matters for experienced entrepreneurs. Once a month these sessions are are held in the Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library.
Experienced professionals provide broad overviews as well as real-world examples and answer questions. Most classes finish with a panel of experts that participate in a lively discussion session and stay to speak with attendees one-on-one after class.