Alameda County
Bar Association


Start Small Bay Area

Legal Access Alameda and Start Small Think Big partnered in 2017 to create:

START SMALL BAY AREA, a community and business resiliency project

Start Small Bay area is a partnership project of Legal Access Alamda (formerly VLSC) and Start Small Think Big that provides low to moderate income entrepreneurs positioned to grow their businesses with pro bono professional legal, financial, and marketing services. Start Small helps our clients build and sustain thriving businesses so that they will increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in under-served communities in the Bay Area. Collectively, our volunteers provide countless hours of one-on-one legal and financial services to hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners who could not otherwise afford or access them.  

Visit our website to learn more about our services, eligibility requirements, and to visit our application.

For questions, contact or (415) 966-2187

Check out our spotlight on Start Small Bay Area participant Mama Lamees on the ACBA blog.