SBA Women's Business Center

SBA Women's Business Center

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The Women’s Business Center at AnewAmerica

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The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at AnewAmerica provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses.

AnewAmerica’s WBC operates from a main office in downtown Berkeley and a satellite office in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The WBC contact information for these offices is as follows:

Berkeley Office

1918 University Ave., Suite 3A
Berkeley, CA 94704
Jeff Butler
Phone: (510) 540-7785, ext. 301
Fax: (510) 540-7786

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Oakland Office

1470 Fruitvale Ave., Suite 5
Oakland, CA 94601
Dariana Naveo
Phone: (510) 532-5240
Fax: (510) 532-5216

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We also host and co-locate trainings and counseling sessions with reputable nonprofit agencies throughout our service footprint.

Delivery of services – whether short- or long-term training or technical assistance/counseling – is organized to accommodate client needs. Although we maintain office hours of 40 hours each week in both our Berkeley and Oakland locations, client needs dictate that we also schedule programs after regular work hours during evenings, weeknights and weekends. Our formal long-term training is scheduled during evening hours and most of our short-term programs are also offered during evenings or weekends.

WBC programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Also, language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Contact Jeff Butler at (510) 540-7785, ext. 301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or language assistance services.

Planned closures for the WBC each year are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.