What is a lending circle?

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.

Happy Admission Day!

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!

Urban Strategies Council is Hiring!

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.