We know that business education can be a critical service for all entrepreneurs. As a result, in January, Noah Harris, Assistant Vice President – Veteran’s Program, will facilitate a one-time workshop, and then, in February, a 10-week course, offering aspiring entrepreneurs who are US veterans a chance to build their business plans.
Katie Taylor, OBDC’s Marketing & Development Associate interviews Scott Lewis, Senior Vice President – Lending. Scott joined OBDC four years ago with over 35 years of lending and business development experience, including five years of venture capital experience as a managing partner in a Bay Area venture capital firm. Scott’s expertise includes extensive experience…
While the desire to support local business is great, it is sometimes hard to know what local businesses are operating near you. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season, the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) is making it easy for you to find a big variety of local businesses, all in one place.
Millions of Americans will venture out on Thanksgiving evening and the next day, hoping to get the best deals on their Black Friday purchases. If you wait just one day and shop on Small Business Saturday, or even commit to doing your Black Friday shopping at a local, independent business, your purchase will have a significantly higher impact in your local community.
The Small Business Administration hosted a Google Hangout of veteran women small business owners in celebration of Veteran’s Day last week (follow the conversation on Twitter with #vetshangout).
Hiring great talent is a critically important, and also enigmatic, topic for many small businesses. Especially when applicants may have a criminal record, how are you to know the right questions to ask in the application process to minimize your risk and liability and maximize the talent pool available to your business?
Jacob’s profile showed his long career of working with, for, and as an entrepreneur, and why OBDC’s focus on serving the people behind the businesses is such a critical component of our work.
The bars were made with wholesome ingredients and designed to give a burst of energy, and people thought they were awesome.
All three entrepreneurs knew that they wanted to run a business that gives back to the community.
In the fall of 2012, Max Gunawan conceived a design for a light that allows people to have beautiful lighting—anywhere.