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.
It has always been important for small businesses to safeguard private information; today even more so because so much of business operations and sales are done online. Small businesses in particular are vulnerable to hacking. Hundreds of millions of dollars every year are stolen by cyber thieves, and, as an NPR article reports, small businesses may have no recourse to recover losses.
We’re thrilled to share that our client Anasa Yoga is offering donation-based classes in honor of Veterans Gratitude Week. All proceeds from these classes will benefit the Veterans Yoga Project. If you are looking for a workout that does your body and our community good, please visit Anasa Yoga for the following classes:
Today, Wells Fargo announced that OBDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Oakland, received a $700,000 grant allocated over three years and $750,000 of lending capital from Well Fargo’s newly formed Diverse Community Capital Program.
Formalizing your business, or getting your business license and all necessary permits approved, is a critical component of getting your business off the ground. Without these documents, your business may be exposed to additional liability and fines.
Six years ago, Oakland Chop Bar launched in Jack London Square, and now the business is thriving. Check out an excerpt of Chop Bar’s profile:
The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority have set up a series of webinars for small business owners to understand the reform and employer-shared responsibility provisions, as well as learn about the small business health care tax credit.
Join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce at the After 5 Reception hosted by Alex And Ani in downtown Emeryville.
We’re thrilled to share that one of our newest borrowers, Steel Rail, a cafe that honors Oakland’s storied past and celebrates the people of Oakland in the heart of Jack London Square, is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, October 13.
Join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Consultant Anna Scott in a Small Business Seminar Lunch where she will be discussing methods to be fully present in the sales process, interrupt stress and anxiety, and sell from your strengths, wisdom, and values.