El Centro de la Raza

El Centro de la Raza’s Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is a key component of the organizations long-term vision for economic advancement in low-income communities and communities of color in Seattle and South King County.


El Centro de la Raza’s Small Business Development Program provides training and technical assistance for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners as they develop and implement business plans to start or expand small businesses in King County. The program is comprised of an 8-week business development training course, one-on-one business counseling, and access to affordable businesses resources.

Through a variety of comprehensive, culturally competent, skill-building programs, our Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is increasing economic development at the community level, while working to reduce poverty at the individual and household levels. All our programs and services help to support low income Latinos, people of color, immigrants and refugees throughout South King County, with particular focus on South Seattle, Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, Des Moines, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent and Renton.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO)
  • Forming a Business
  • Grow Your Number of Customers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Childcare Resources
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Small and Microbusiness/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Business Technical Services
  • Advocacy Tools & Training
  • Leadership Development


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Business (Specialty)
  • Women's Business Issues (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Training
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Operations Planning/Systems
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Conferences, Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Victor Cerdeneta Serrato
2524 16th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144