After going through a comprehensive and thoughtful rebranding process, OBDC Small Business Finance changed our name to Main Street Launch. Main Street Launch will continue innovating at the intersection of small business and community economic development, pursuing strategies that leverage our small business expertise and capital as a catalyst for an inclusive and diverse local…
Getting the word out about your business can be tough, and entrepreneurs tend to get wrapped up in the daily work of running the business. Here are a few low-cost strategies that you can try to help drive more customers to your business.
As Women’s History Month begins, we are reflecting on the economic impact of women entrepreneurs.
Our SFEDA partner ICA Fund Good Jobs is accepting applications for Growth Strategies to help take your biz to the next level. This 2 month workshop in June and July works with businesses to answer questions like:
We’re excited to announce the 2016 Work Local Awards, a celebration of the best local employers in the Bay Area.
Most government-run entrepreneurship classes talk about business loans from banks, and most business incubators talk about rounds of financing from venture capitalists or angel investors. There are other viable options for veterans to finance their businesses, such as SBA loans, online lenders, business grants, crowdfunding, and others.
The East Bay Express and the Sustainable Business Alliance have collaborated again to produce the second annual Good Local Money for Your Good Local Business, a guide to finding the right capital to support your business to launch and grow.
OBDC Small Business Finance is thrilled to host the Alameda County Small Business Development Center. Our partnership and dedication to increasing access to capital for entrepreneurs is part of what aligns our work. We’re thrilled to share some of Alameda County SBDC’s 2015 impacts:
Many small businesses need additional working capital to manage the short term cash obligations of their business. But what IS working capital?
OBDC operates at the nexus of small business development and community economic development, but what does that really mean?