Our Weekend Popup Holiday Market is coming up!
Check below for dates and times over the next three weeks!
Address: Historic Central Building, 436 14th St. Oakland, CA
Located in the heart of downtown in the Historic Central Building at the corner of 14th and Broadway, the Merry Market is the new Holiday Headquarters.
Pick up a shopping guide provided by Oakland Central to map out your route to nearby independent shops.
FUN FACT: Did you know that the recently vacant ground floor in the marvelous Historic Central Building is the oldest skyscraper in Oakland! It was originally constructed in 1926 as the headquarters for the Central Bank.
*Venue is ADA.
It is easy and the booth rates are affordable! We are committed to an inclusive space building equity in our communities. If there are barriers to applying reach out to us!
Merry Market is a Weekend Pop-up Holiday Market in Downtown Oakland!
Opening on November 23rd for Plaid Friday the Market will run for THREE Weekends! Bring your holiday list and the whole family for a festive and very merry market.
The Merry Market has curated a selection of unique vendors, a community focused collection of non-profits, a relaxing lounge to check your list twice! Join us on Plaid Friday and Thursdays to sip cozy coffee or Mexican hot chocolate!
'Tis the season! We saw this Pop-up Holiday Market as an opportunity to bring the spirit of giving to the Merry Market to lift up Oakland's non-profits and community organizations that align with our Social Impact values. Shop local and connect with Oaktown Pride and service. After all, Retail With A Mission is our mission!
What's Plaid Friday? The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday shopping and Plaid Friday keeps it local by supporting our mission of investing in local entrepreneurs with hearts of gold to create communities we love. Shop local with us!
Apply to be a vendor! http://www.popuphood.com/vendor-application.html
Event Details: http://www.popuphood.com/merry-market.html
The City of Hayward and Popuphood present Hayward's first Small Business Week in partnership with Working Solutions to launch Popuphood's Pop-up to Permanent Program.
Panelists include the Small Business Administration (SBA), Kiva, Working Solutions, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC), and Nav. Additionally, Square will be on hand with goody bags and information about their tools to help small businesses grow. We are excited to showcase our partners to provide technical business and financial resources for small businesses retail to celebrate the business-friendly ecosystem in Hayward, a city on the rise!
Complimentary light fare and beverages will be offered to enjoy before and after our Panel in Hayward's charming historic downtown.
Our event co-sponsor, Working Solutions, provides affordable microloans, customized business consulting, and community connections for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area to start and grow thriving local businesses. They offer both capital (loans from $5,000-$50,000) and free comprehensive business consulting to their borrowers. Working Solutions does not require a minimum credit score and is committed to serving early-stage businesses, including start-ups.
As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) works hands-on with entrepreneurs to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients’ bottom line. The staff of 18 business advisors assists clients with specialties including raising capital, marketing, operations, business planning, strategy and many other areas. Our services are provided at no cost to our clients.Our SBDC was awarded “Top Center” in the NorCal Region in 2016. We assisted 550 entrepreneurs to raise over $30 million for their companies, and create or save 437 jobs.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses since 1953. The agency was created by the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small businesses, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world and connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. More than 2 million people have raised nearly $1 billion on Kiva. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business.
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to analytics and invoicing. Square also offers sellers financial and marketing services, including small business financing and customer engagement tools.