Today, Wells Fargo announced that OBDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Oakland, received a $700,000 grant allocated over three years and $750,000 of lending capital from Well Fargo’s newly formed Diverse Community Capital Program.
On Thursday, November 5, OBDC is hosting a panel of business resources for veterans. Join us to hear from our partners at the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Small Business Administration (SBA), East Bay SCORE, and FICO.
Formalizing your business, or getting your business license and all necessary permits approved, is a critical component of getting your business off the ground. Without these documents, your business may be exposed to additional liability and fines.
The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority have set up a series of webinars for small business owners to understand the reform and employer-shared responsibility provisions, as well as learn about the small business health care tax credit.
Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that OBDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Oakland, received a $150,000 award from the SBA’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).
You may not realize that going online can actually make you money by growing revenue and profits even while you sleep. Developing an online strategy may make it easier for customer to reach you when you can’t reach them.
OBDC Small Business Finance is thrilled to partner with Mission Asset Fund to offer lending circles to small business owners in our program areas. When banks are not available, people across the globe lend each other money. LendingCircles.org has taken this to a new level by incorporating credit reporting. Now, in addition to accessing funds, a participant’s credit score can improve through positive credit activity.
On September 9, 1850, California became a free, nonslavery state and the 31st state to join the union. Today, our offices are closed to celebrate our state’s history.
Click here for an interesting overview of California’s formation – we had no idea how many capitol cities we had before we settled on Sacramento.
We’re back in the office tomorrow, and wishing everyone a Happy Admission Day!
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.
Noble Brewer celebrates the stories of homebrewers and gives them a platform to showcase their creativity and their stories. Here is an excerpt from our interview with Claude Burns, owner of Noble Brewer: