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…
Thinking about a small business loan? FundWell matches small businesses with lenders. FundWell is also a comprehensive financial wellness platform that offers education, assistance with the loan application process, and tips on how to improve financial health and credit scores.
Being an entrepreneur is a hard and sometimes lonely pursuit. OBDC borrower Danetha Doe addresses some of the challenges of entrepreneurship in a blog post about how to find a business mentor. Danetha shared her story with Pacific Community Ventures, an organization that OBDC is proud to partner with.
Pop-up businesses are a growing trend, catching even the attention of the WSJ. Our client, Beauty’s Bagel Shop, currently sells their Montreal-Style bagels and tests their recipes at Wise Son’s Delicatessen, a pop-up business in San Francisco. WSJ asked our Senior Vice President of Lending, Scott Lewis, to speak about Beauty’s Bagel Shop and the emerging pop-up movement in this article.