At OBDC, we know our clients represent and reflect the best of our communities. Their businesses create jobs, offer products and services that residents and visitors want, and make Oakland a great town to live and work in. We were thrilled to see our clients and their exceptional businesses highlighted in the New York Times article “36 Hours in Oakland, California”.
We’re proud to support a lot of different kinds of local businesses in our work. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, check out our Borrower Map for the closest shopping to your neighborhood.
OBDC is thrilled to partner with Small Business Development Centers. In Alameda County, there are many upcoming events that can support small businesses in starting and growing.
By now we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, participated in Plaid Friday, shopped on Small Business Saturday, and hit up online retailers on Cyber Monday. For all your shopping needs for the remainder of the holiday season, consider shopping small. In Oakland and San Francisco, there are some useful maps and guides to figure out where to shop.
Our offices are closed today and tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving. On this day of gratitude, we want to reflect briefly on the impact of small businesses in our communities.
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and we could not be more excited to celebrate. In 2014, an estimated $14.3 billion was spent at local businesses across the US.
We are excited to share some additional services available to our clients, in an effort to continuously improve the ways in which we support you as you work to grow your businesses.
Earlier this year, Oakland saw a $3.25 increase in its minimum wage from $9 per hour to $12.25 per hour. While some business owners have been adjusting to this increase, it’s now time to prepare for another increase.
Rachel Aoanan, OBDC’s Manager – Loan Processing is our contributing blogger this week. She’s also the mastermind behind @obdcfinance on Instagram!
Next month, the new technology coming into our debit and credit cards (it’s called EMV) is taking place. There are still questions about the technology, regulations, and timeline. We’re here to answer a few.