Business Structure: How to Choose the Right One for You

This article  is written by Andrew L. Wang and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. Designing a killer website, prototyping your product, talking your way to your first big order — these parts of starting your business likely stir your entrepreneurial passions. The business structure of your new enterprise? Not so exciting. But…

Meet Our Clients: Lexington Place

Nichole spent eight years working on building her clientele, establishing her reputation, and learning all she could about running a small business.  She stumbled upon Women’s Initiative for Self Employment’s business planning class, and that introduced her to other resources, including San Francisco Small Business Week’s conference and other classes through the San Francisco Office…

Your Small Business Should Have Its Own Credit Score

This article  is written by Heather Castle and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.   By Heather Castle, CFP Learn more about Heather on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Many people understand the importance of their personal credit score. Most lenders use them to determine who will receive financing opportunities — such as auto…

Meet Our Clients: Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement is a corporate and special event catering company.  Owned by Fernay McPherson, a San Francisco native, Minnie Bell’s is a San Francisco-based business currently serving tech companies and other businesses, offering wholesales services to The Market on Market, and operating in pop-ups.  Currently you can find Minnie Bell’s at Wing Wings…

‘Like Vultures’: Business Owner Explains How He Escaped MCAs

This article  is written by Benjamin Pimentel and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.   Len Rogers’ business, the Electric Bicycle Super Store, was growing fast — so fast that he decided to move into a much bigger space. It seemed like a necessary step in expanding his operations, but he didn’t realize that…