Let’s Close the Financial Literacy Gap

As I wrestled with my English homework at the kitchen table, my father would...

The Sustainable Economies Law Center Wants to Help You...

Berkeley attorney Janelle Orsi is the co-founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC),...

Rebuilding an East Bay Manufacturing Base

Mandela Parkway is ground zero for Oakland City Councilwoman Nancy Nadel's vision of maintaining...

Noncompete Agreements Are Also Nonlegal in California

You hire Joe to work for you. After learning everything he can, he quits...

Crafting an Elegant Exit Strategy for Your Small Business

Money generally winds up in one or more places after the sale of a...

Ask Barbara J. Lippard

Berkeley's Barbara J. Lippard is a counselor at East Bay SCORE, a local branch...

New Tax Threatens Oakland’s Small Businesses

Oakland retailers have shown signs of rebounding from the Great Recession in the past...

Oakland’s One-Stop Service

Jane O'Hara brimmed with entrepreneurial spirit, but Oakland's bureaucracy daunted her. Then, while surfing...

The New Real Estate Boom Is in Short Sales

When Jose Diaz started handling short sales in 2007, just two of the thirteen...

Taking Care of Customers to Give Something Back

When Mike Hannigan and his business partner Sean Marx started an Oakland office supply...

A Primer on Medical Marijuana in California

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, which made it legal for people with...

To Buy or Not to Buy Your Office

Deciding whether to buy or lease commercial space for one's business requires balancing short-term...

Will Bus Rapid Transit Ruin Temescal?

Randy Reed is not a NIMBY. The co-owner of Reed Brothers Security in North...

Hospitality Businesses Stress Value to Weather Recession

The economy has been poor for several years now, but over at Children's Fairyland,...
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