Impacts of CDFIs

This post is part of our series about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).  Check out our other posts What are CDFIs? and Finding your local CDFI. Community Development Financial Institutions do work that support a variety of important impacts in our communities.  Some CDFIs focus on investing in affordable housing, others on investing in community…

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Side Hustles You Can Start With No Money

This article was written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on January 8, 2018.  It is shared here with permission. Make it count: NerdWallet is here to help you achieve your goals for the new year. Whether it’s saving for an epic vacation, ditching debt, or launching that side hustle, we’ve got the…

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Resource for your business: SFMade

San Francisco has many resources to support small businesses who want to start and grow.  One such organization is SFMade.  SFMade is a great organization to know, whether you’re a maker or a consumer.     For businesses and aspiring makers, SFMade can help you find contractors, space, and provides educational resources to start your…

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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs this March

It’s Women’s History Month, and we look forward to celebrating the impact of women entrepreneurs.  In this post, we share some basic statistics about women-owned businesses and ways to support women entrepreneurs.   Women own more than 7 million businesses in the United States (about 30 percent of all small businesses).  Women-owned businesses generate $3…

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Meet our client: Minkastudio

Michael Cran is a woodworker, artist, and entrepreneur. When he was in his 20s and still living in Canada, he visited his grandparents at their cabin where he first saw a boat that his uncle had made. After spending time around the boat, he decided that he was going to build his own boat someday.…

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