2016 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Nona Lim creates healthy soups and broths for wholesale, and has created 10 jobs in Oakland.


Founded by college friends with an entrepreneurial spirit, San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch creates modern apparel using a unique business model.

Cheryl Johnson creates delicious cobblers in Sonoma County, and is committed to sharing her love of cooking with seniors and underprivileged youth.

Some of our Borrowers:

Learn about Jen & Serafina's journey to business ownership through their desire to create natural food products for kids.

Patty Rodriguez is commited to employing San Francisco residents and giving second chances to those who deserve them.

Koji explains how he got from an idea and a food cart to multiple storefronts in San Francisco.

Mary Ann Maggiore on how to change the world by empowering young people and their families.

Sherri of Sergealot on success and sewing machines in her San Francisco store.

Take a tour through St. Benoit Yogurt's production and learn how they are now bankable thanks to a Working Solutions loan. 

Since a midlife career change led her to discover her passion, Raji opened 2 daycares, creating 11 new jobs!

Cult hit 4505 Meats' owner Ryan walks us through his business. 

Georgia of the Pretty Pretty Collective explains the need for alternative financing. 

Our Program: 

Advice from amazing small businesses, and a recap of 2012 at Working Solutions

Working Solutions' CEO Emily walks through the loan application process.