Partnership Spotlight: EVOLVE

Partnership Spotlight: EVOLVE

Working Solutions staff recently joined African-American business owners for a two-day retreat organized by EVOLVE. The collective heard from inspiring presenters, did a great deal of networking, and discussed health and wellbeing—an integral part of the retreat offering. Working Solutions left the retreat with more leads than any other event in the history of the organization! Thank you to the EVOLVE team for this opportunity.

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Working Solutions Featured in the Oakland Business Review!

Working Solutions Featured in the Oakland Business Review!

Working Solutions is thrilled to be featured in the May/June issue of the Oakland Business Review (OBR)! Thank you to the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for this opportunity to highlight our work—providing affordable capital, customized business consulting, and community connections to start-up and early-stage businesses in the East Bay and across the Bay Area. You can read this issue of OBR here.

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Small Business Week 2019

Small Business Week 2019

Working Solutions staff had a great time participating in Small Business Week activities across the Bay Area this year, including events in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Thanks to all of the many partners and sponsors who made these events possible. We also want to give particular thanks to the San Francisco Small Business Week team for featuring both Working Solutions and the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund on their blog!

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Partnership Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Partnership Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has been a strong and consistent partner to Working Solutions since the inception of our program. In 2005, it was a $500,000 loan from Wells Fargo that seeded our microlending work, and we have since partnered together on several strategic initiatives, including the Economic Opportunity Grant in the North Bay and the Diverse Community Capital program in the East Bay.

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