Meet our client: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha, located in San Diego, is a company that brews real kombucha. They business started to operate in May 2016. James, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, knew he wanted his next entrepreneurial endeavor to be centered around kombucha, and he also wanted to open a business in which his family can work together. Bootstrap Kombucha…

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Meet our clients: Sugar Sweet Cookie + Cake Studio

Growing up, David Benton, the owner of Sugarsweet Cookie and Cake Studio, was not exposed to baking. He went on to California Culinary School to become a chef. During his studies there, he took an introductory baking class and immediately fell in love with it. After the 2008 recession, he lost his job and started…

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Why Hiring Remote Workers Might (or Might Not) Pay Off

This post was written by Steve Nicastro and originally appeared on NerdWallet on September 6, 2017.  It is reposted here with permission. More people are trading in commutes and cubicles for couches and coffee shops: As of 2016, 43% of employees worked remotely at least part of the time, up from 39% in 2012, according…

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Resource for your business: Centro Community Partners

Centro Community Partners fosters socioeconomic change by providing business advisory services and leadership programs to rising yet underserved entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.   Centro offers a Basic Entrepreneurship Program, an Advanced Entrepreneurship Program, and a Small Business Advisor Program.  In the basic program, entrepreneurs…

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Meet Our Clients: Nido

Nido opened on Oak Street in Oakland, and since then, more small businesses have opened in the Jack London Square area.  When you visit their space, you get great cocktails, incredible plates of food, and a welcoming and fun ambiance.   “Cory McCollow and his wife Silvia used their loan to open the doors to…

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