While the desire to support local business is great, it is sometimes hard to know what local businesses are operating near you. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season, the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) is making it easy for you to find a big variety of local businesses, all in one place.
Some OBDC staff members just returned the annual Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) conference in Denver, Colorado. OFN is a national membership organization that supports community development financial institutions like OBDC. This was an exciting year for the conference because it marked OFN’s 30th anniversary.
We want to use this week’s blog post to share some of our borrower stories. One of the most exciting features of our new website is our “client spotlight.” This is where we share the stories of some of the incredible businesses we’ve worked with.
Are you wondering where the money is? Come join OBDC at VEDC’s “Here’s the Money!” event to learn more about finding, managing, and growing your capital.
I have been advising small businesses for over 20 years and one question entrepreneurs often ask me is “what exactly is business consulting and how can it help me?”
At OBDC we are excited to continue our partnership with Pacific Community Ventures (PCV). PCV’s online advising program has a great new website.
The Local Business Enterprise (LBE) program helps local businesses compete for contracts with the City and County of San Francisco. This summer, the City and County of San Francisco is hosting community workshops to collect feedback about the LBE program.
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.
As a member of the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA), we join ten other nonprofits that provide training, funding, and ongoing support for small businesses in San Francisco.
Are you looking for ways to finance your small business?