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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Meet Our Clients: Jenny Lemons

Owned by Jennie Lennick, Jenny Lemons is a retail store, working studio, and workshop space in San Francisco’s Mission District.  Jenny Lemons sells their own clothing line made of hand printed and cut fabrics, as well as the work of other local artists and makers.  In addition to retail, Jenny Lemons hosts events that celebrate…

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Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

The Federal Reserve Banks are conducting a national survey of existing and pre-start small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to track small business financing conditions and bring them to the attention of service providers, lenders, and policy makers. Individual responses are confidential. Summary…

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