OBDC is excited to participate in the Small Business Expo 2014 in San Francisco. Please stop by and visit Jen and Kathia at our booth. They will be happy to answer your questions about our Oakland, San Francisco, and Veteran lending programs. This is the largest business to business networking event for business owners & business professionals. Registration gives…
I have been advising small businesses for over 20 years and one question entrepreneurs often ask me is “what exactly is business consulting and how can it help me?”
Esther Han, OBDC’s marketing fellow, interviewed Paula Groves. Paula has joined OBDC as the Vice President of Business Consulting. Paula brings over 20 years of experience in private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial financing. She possesses in depth-knowledge regarding what it takes for an entrepreneur to gain a loan or an investment, and is responsible…
Start-up capital is a strong predictor of success for any business, yet not all entrepreneurs have equal access to the resources or networks necessary to raise growth capital. In particular women, minority and disabled led start-up face challenges in accessing investment capital.
This week, the SBA published a success story of an OBDC client, Back to the Roots. The story highlights the impact of BTTR’s $50,000 micro loan from OBDC on the early successes of the business.
Through May 31, food and body care product makers can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business – whether they currently supply the retailer with products or not. This is the first time Whole Foods Market has offered grants for local producers.
As a member of the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA), we join ten other nonprofits that provide training, funding, and ongoing support for small businesses in San Francisco.
Join OBDC on May 6th as we raise funds for Fresh Carts Silicon Valley – an initiative geared toward alleviating food deserts in Silicon Valley.
OBDC enjoyed attending the annual Invest in Dreams breakfast of Working Solutions, a fellow SF Economic Development Alliance member.
Our partners at the Opportunity Finance Network wrote a great article about Gelateria Naia, an OBDC funded business.