El Centro de la Raza

The Business Opportunity Center delivers training and business development, one-on-one financial counseling and access to retail space.


The Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is opening this October 2015. El Centro is excited to partner with Ventures who will be delivering eight week Business Development Trainings to current small business owners or anyone looking to start a small business but are unsure of how to start. This course will offer training on marketing, finances and operations.

BOC participants will be able to meet with a small business counselor who will assist in developing budgeting, credit building and debt reduction skills. With the opening date for our Plaza Roberto Maestas coming up, we will soon be able to offer BOC participants access to retail space. This retail space will include micro vending carts, a commercial kitchen, retail stores, ect.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactGricelda Montes
Addresss2524 16th Ave S
Seattle, Wa 98144
Phone(206) 957-4646