Food Funded Fair is May 24

Join Food Entrepreneurs and Investors for a day of educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures. Use the Working Solutions discount code FF18WS25 when you register and receive a $25 discount!

Food Funded: Entrepreneurship and Investor Fair
Presented by Slow Money-Northern California
Thursday, May 24, 2018
9am - 6pm
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, San Francisco

Sara Razavi named Working Solutions CEO

The Board of Directors of Working Solutions is pleased to announce that Sara Razavi has been selected as the new CEO.

Sara, who has served as Working Solutions COO since 2013 and Interim CEO since November 2017, is excited to take on the role. Working Solutions will continue to be the First to Believe in the local businesses that bring diversity to our communities. Working Solutions has made close to $16 million in microloans since 2005 with plans to make another $12 million in just the next four years, increasing overall support and impact for local entrepreneurs.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Whole Foods Local Producer Grant!

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On August 29, the winners of the Whole Foods Local Producer Grant program gathered at Whole Foods Headquarters in Emeryville to celebrate the fourth year of the collaborative program, presented by Working Solutions. 

The 2017 5% Day raised over $200,000, which was distributed as grants to 15 local businesses throughout Northern California and Reno. The business owners will use the funds to apply for certifications, purchase new equipment, and hire employees. 

Wednesday, July 26 is Whole Foods 5% Day!

Local Producer Day is this Wednesday, July 26th, so visit your favorite Whole Foods Market in Northern California/Reno and support small business!

Working Solutions is proud to be partnering with Whole Foods again this year on the Small Producer Grant program, an exciting regional initiative, now in its fourth year, that makes grant dollars available to support the growth of new and innovative local food and body care product makers.

Read more about the program and this year's grant recipients here - and see you at Whole Foods!

 Winners of the 2015 Local Producer Grant Program

Winners of the 2015 Local Producer Grant Program

Working Solutions celebrates $12 million in loans to Bay Area businesses

 Working Solutions staff celebrate the funding of a loan to Chica, a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, to open a new location IN Oakland

Working Solutions staff celebrate the funding of a loan to Chica, a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, to open a new location IN Oakland

Since we started our loan program in 2005, Working Solutions has lent over $12 million to nearly 500 businesses throughout the Bay Area! 

By providing business owners with a combination of capital and consulting, we help entrepreneurs manage and grow their businesses sustainably. 

These business owners in turn create local jobs, support their communities, and build vibrant neighborhoods.  

Check out our Client Directory to learn more about the businesses in Working Solutions' client community.