We love craft beer (businesses)

Our team at OBDC was thrilled to read a recent article in San Francisco Business Times about our borrower, Noble Brewer. OBDC’s loan to Claude Burns, CEO of Noble Brewer, closed in December 2014, and since then, his business has taken off, creating an artisan beer tasting community that brings homebrews to life.

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myRA: A Retirement Savings Option for Small Businesses

    Small businesses now have a new way to help their employees save for retirement. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently introduced myRA (my Retirement Account), a new retirement starter savings account that is simple, safe and affordable for both employers and their employees. It was created for employees who do not have…

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Build your business while Oakland builds the BRT

Paula Groves is OBDC’s Vice President – Business Consulting.  This is part of her ongoing series of best practices and tips for small business owners.  Never miss a tip by signing up for our newsletter.   The City of Oakland and AC Transit are preparing to begin development of a 9.5-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route…

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