OBDC is excited to celebrate the businesses we support. This month, we’ve profiled Karen Roberts of HauteButch, a clothing company offering their customers a line of masculine and gender-neutral clothing and footwear designed for women’s bodies.
On March 2, the minimum wage increase in Oakland takes effect, and small business owners across the city are getting ready for the new regulation. Oakland will have the highest minimum wage in the country (though Emeryville is attempting to raise their minimum wage as high as $14/hour), and the discussion from small businesses about this increase has been mostly positive.
A recent report from McKinsey & Co demonstrates that diversity in a company’s leadership is not just nice to have, but actually has a strong relationship to better financial performance.
The Market on Market recently opened in San Francisco, offering retail space to local food businesses, as well as a centralized place for San Franciscans to shop local for groceries.
Oakland Restaurant Week 2015 is a celebration of Oakland restaurants and eateries, running from January 15 to January 25.
Katie Taylor, OBDC’s Marketing & Development Associate interviews Noah Harris, Assistant Vice President – Veterans Program. Noah reflects the passion of OBDC in supporting veterans and their businesses.
Finding work has been a challenge for many Americans in the past few years, and United States military veterans haven’t been immune to difficult job searches. In particular, male veterans under 25 returning home face an unemployment rate of over 24%.
successEarlier this year, James Stephenson produced a list of 25 common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. We’ve seen entrepreneurs work hard to get great at all of these and know what a big impact there can be with advisors, coaches, consultants, and experts available to support you and your business. Here are four important areas in which all business owners can continue to develop and grow.
Many small businesses owners have a goal of contributing to their communities when they launch their businesses. It can be challenging to find the time and resources to make giving back a priority.
Katie Burke at the San Francisco Business Times recently compiled a list of six changes that impact small business owners in San Francisco in an excellent article. This is critical information that will also impact Oakland-based businesses in 2015. You can read the full article for additional details.