Start-up capital is a strong predictor of success for any business, yet not all entrepreneurs have equal access to the resources or networks necessary to raise growth capital. In particular women, minority and disabled led start-up face challenges in accessing investment capital.
This week, the SBA published a success story of an OBDC client, Back to the Roots. The story highlights the impact of BTTR’s $50,000 micro loan from OBDC on the early successes of the business.
Through May 31, food and body care product makers can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business – whether they currently supply the retailer with products or not. This is the first time Whole Foods Market has offered grants for local producers.
Edible East Bay published a great article about Oakland’s exciting (and delicious) food scene.
Are you looking for ways to finance your small business?
Join OBDC on May 6th as we raise funds for Fresh Carts Silicon Valley – an initiative geared toward alleviating food deserts in Silicon Valley.