Meet Our Clients: Emanuel Coffee

Irene Parada Quinteros started Emanuel Coffee, a San Francisco café that offers organic food and coffee, in 2015.  She was inspired by her mother, and Irene decided that a café would allow her to share her culture and her family’s food with the San Francisco community.   Now, Emanuel Coffee includes Salvadorian food and is…

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

OBDC Small Business Finance believes that our unique partnerships and staff expertise are critical components to connecting our borrowers to the funding, education, and relationships they need to thrive. This year continues to be full of exciting new partnerships and staff contributions…

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Meet Our Clients: Kingston 11

After moving to California and seeing the lack of Caribbean representation, Nigel Jones, owner of Kingston 11, decided to pursue an idea that had been in the back of his mind for 15 years.  He wants to expose people to Jamaican culture through excellent tasting, locally sourced food that is good for you.   “Nigel…

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Managing Restaurant & Retail Employees

Our partner the Alameda County SBDC is hosting a workshop to help restaurant and retail small business owners learn more about best practices for managing their employees.  Click here to register.   Owners of restaurants and retail businesses are challenged to create and maintain a positive, high functioning working environment within a maze of federal,…

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It’s Admission Day!

Our office is closed tomorrow, Friday, September 9, in celebration of Admission Day.  Click here to read our previous post about the history of Admission Day.   In 2005, the Office of the Governor produced a proclamation in celebration of Admission Day, that reads in part:   “California became the 31st state in the union…

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