OBDC’s mission is to create economic opportunity by empowering entrepreneurs. Through innovative partnerships we provide business owners with capital, education, and relationships that allow them to flourish. Our collaborative approach helps our borrowers create jobs and stimulates economic development in low-to-moderate income communities.

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Micro and Small Business Term Loans: $10,000 to $250,000 for startup and existing businesses, with low fees and competitive interest rates.

Business Advising: One-on-one business advising is available during the loan application process and while paying the loan.

Post-Loan Education: Workshops, roundtables, and an online platform to engage with fellow borrowers.

Target Client Profile

Existing and start-up businesses who are unable to obtain sufficient bank financing.

We serve entrepreneurs in our dedicated program areas: Oakland businesses, San Francisco businesses, and Veteran-owned businesses.

Contact Information

For Oakland businesses: Scott Lewis
Phone: (510) 830-3275
Email: scott@obdc.com

For San Francisco businesses: Darius Mahajer
Phone: (415) 213-8677

For Veteran-owned businesses: Noah Harris
Phone: (510) 844-5632
Email: noah@obdc.com