Main Street Launch celebrates another year of entrepreneurial excellence. On Saturday, March 5, 2022 members of the community celebrated the graduating class of the 2021-22 Entrepreneurs in Residence program. Main Street Launch hosted the graduating cohort, mentors, friends, and grantors and colleagues at the scenic Viaggio Winery located in Lodi, CA. Nine program participants from…
San Francisco Small Business Week is here! From May 6-11 this year, SFSBW is dedicated to celebrating local entrepreneurs and enabling them to thrive. Bringing together diverse community members, it offers a wide variety of events to provide small business owners the opportunity to make new connections, gain fresh insight, and find inspiration. Below is…
Kiva & Millennia Minds are co-hosting a co-working event on August 22 to connect small restaurant owners and business experts to navigate the challenges of running a small restaurant in San Francisco. Our own Darius Mahajer will be speaking on the panel. Click here to register. Event fees are fully reimbursable by sending an…
We’re proud to support a lot of different kinds of local businesses in our work. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, check out our Borrower Map for the closest shopping to your neighborhood.
OBDC is thrilled to partner with Small Business Development Centers. In Alameda County, there are many upcoming events that can support small businesses in starting and growing.
By now we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, participated in Plaid Friday, shopped on Small Business Saturday, and hit up online retailers on Cyber Monday. For all your shopping needs for the remainder of the holiday season, consider shopping small. In Oakland and San Francisco, there are some useful maps and guides to figure out where to shop.
Join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce at the After 5 Reception hosted by Alex And Ani in downtown Emeryville.
Join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Consultant Anna Scott in a Small Business Seminar Lunch where she will be discussing methods to be fully present in the sales process, interrupt stress and anxiety, and sell from your strengths, wisdom, and values.
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.
East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Open House – On Thursday, August 6, AC Transit, the City of Oakland and the City of San Leandro will hold an open house on the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.