At OBDC we are excited to continue our partnership with Pacific Community Ventures (PCV). PCV’s online advising program has a great new website.
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.
There’s a lot to love about Oakland, not the least of which is the food. A recent Chow article gives us 10 more reasons to “hella love Oakland.”
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.
Edible East Bay published a great article about Oakland’s exciting (and delicious) food scene.
Danetha Doe, an OBDC borrower and accountant, is offering a 4-week Money Crash Course. We’ve posted about Danetha before and she has lots of resources to offer entrepreneurs.
The Oakland Small Business Banking forum is an opportunity for small business owners to develop strong working relationships with financial institutions.
Millennial entrepreneurs have unique motivations and challenges. Generation Progress, Small Business Majority, and Social Venture Exchange want to hear from millennial entrepreneurs next week.
Study of Oakland’s Broadway Corridor We’ve posted before about Oakland’s exciting Broadway Corridor, a hub for food, arts, and culture downtown. This commercial corridor is a living example of the success of private and public partnerships. OBDC’s work in the Broadway Corridor was generously supported by Citi Community Development. With funding from Citi, OBDC coordinated…