Today, the Office of Community Services (OCS) announced that OBDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Oakland received a $800,000 grant from the Community Economic Development (CED) program.
In describing the manufacturing aspect of the business, Mary says “No one profits unless everyone profits.”
The Octopus is truly unique – where else can you find coffee, beer, food, and books?
Back to the Roots is working to “undo food”, leading a new wave of food that demands total transparency about ingredient sources and the content of what’s on the table.
You may not realize that going online can actually make you money by growing revenue and profits even while you sleep. Developing an online strategy may make it easier for customer to reach you when you can’t reach them.
OBDC Small Business Finance is thrilled to partner with Mission Asset Fund to offer lending circles to small business owners in our program areas. When banks are not available, people across the globe lend each other money. LendingCircles.org has taken this to a new level by incorporating credit reporting. Now, in addition to accessing funds, a participant’s credit score can improve through positive credit activity.
On September 9, 1850, California became a free, nonslavery state and the 31st state to join the union. Today, our offices are closed to celebrate our state’s history.
Click here for an interesting overview of California’s formation – we had no idea how many capitol cities we had before we settled on Sacramento.
We’re back in the office tomorrow, and wishing everyone a Happy Admission Day!
We are honored to have been chosen as an Oakland NewCo. We’ll be hosting a 1-hour session right INSIDE our offices at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 8. Come hear Adrian Gomez Zavala and Scott Lewis discuss the critical importance of small businesses for our local economies and get a chance to meet with a few of OBDC’s clients who are creating jobs and helping to transform Oakland.
Our friends at the Urban Strategies Council are hiring a Director of Development and Communications. Click here for more details and application information. The role skews more to the resource development work, and they’re encouraging candidates with that background to apply, even if their communications experience is not as extensive.
Briana Morgaine’s recent post “8 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Are Balancing Their Business with Their Day Job” reminded us of the importance of planning as you launch and grow your business. The best take-away from this post is taking the time to plan and prepare.