Sustainable Business Alliance

Panel Discussion and Networking Event

  • 13 Sep 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Tech Liminal, 268 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612


You CAN Grow Your Business
in This Economy!

 Panel Discussion and Networking Event

Co-hosted by SBA, Oakland Grown and
the Created in Oakland Program

For small businesses to grow, owners need to:

·  Outline specific business growth strategies
·  Be equipped with a practical tool kit
·  Obtain adequate capital and resources

Join us for a high energy panel discussion on how to achieve substantial business growth, featuring these graduates of the Created in Oakland Program:

·  Judi and Jay Townsend, Mannequin Madness (, mannequin recyclers and resellers: Marketing a Unique Sustainable Business

·  Carrie Shores, Larson + Shores Architects, Inc. ( Developing New Products

·   Anca Mosoiu, Tech Liminal (
Growing a Technology Services Business

These CiO graduates have succeeded in increasing revenue and developing new products, while at the same time providing environmental and social benefits.

This event kicks off an exciting new collaboration among the three hosting organizations, which are coming together to support the growth of small and medium sized businesses in Oakland. 

It also launches recruitment for the Created in Oakland Four Program (CiO4), which helps micro businesses grow over $1M in steady steps.  Information will be available at the event about the program, application process, and concrete business results achieved.

Date: September 13, 2011

Time: 5:30 Check-in and Networking
          6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Program

Place: Tech Liminal, 268 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
           Close to the 12th St. BART station;
           Street parking free after 6 pm
and for
           $6.50 at a lot next door 

Cost: None - FREE EVENT
Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks provided

Note: when registering, use the code: SKECJZG2

Pre-registration is now full.  There might be standing room space available for the presentation part of the evening -- so feel free to come to the event if you don't mind standing, and we will fit you in if at all possible!  Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Please help us out by: 

1) pre-registering so we know how much food to get
2) inviting friends and businesses to the event who might
be interested undefined they will thank you! 


For details on the Created in Oakland Four Program and ACD, visit:  To arrange an interview for the CiO4 Program, please contact: Darlene Crane, CiO Program Manager and Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development at: (510) 886-4483 or


The Alliance for Community Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to increase access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs. 

Oakland Grown is a movement celebrating and supporting Oakland’s locally-owned, independent businesses and artists.

Sustainable Business Alliance is a membership organization committed to building a strong, local, and sustainable economy in the East Bay.

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