Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Lauren Stebbins / February 23, 2017 / Voices

In June 2016, OFN launched Venturize, a digital public awareness and education campaign designed to inform small business owners about their financing options and help them prepare for the borrowing process.

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/ December 29, 2016 / Newswire

This week the city of Philadelphia Department of Commerce wrote about the positive impact a resource like Venturize has on small business owners, "In the wake of the recession there has been a rise in the number of online lenders offering small business loans, many of which promise owners “quick

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Lauren Stebbins / December 20, 2016 / Newswire

On June 8, 2016 at OFN’s Small Business Finance Forum, OFN launched Venturize, a public education and awareness campaign designed to equip small business owners with the information they need to make the best borrowing choice for their business.

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/ December 1, 2016 / Newswire

Today, Octavio Blanco of CNN Money took a look at the negative impact that short-term financing—known as merchant cash advances—have on small businesses, and the alternative solutions that CDFIs provide.

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Lauren Stebbins / September 1, 2016 / Publications

The homeownership rate in the second quarter of 2016 for white households was 71.5 percent, compared to 41.7 for black households and 51.2 percent for all other races.

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