By leveraging the combined strengths of each partner, we are able to achieve a level of impact that could not be accomplished independently. We believe that by working together, we can set new standards for small business owners in underserved communities who face barriers in accessing capital. By identifying key service areas we have achieved partnerships that help us work toward mutual goals.
From Left to Right: Anna Foote, Southeast Regional Director, On the Rise Financial Center; Michelle Parker, Federation Program Officer; Sandy Headley, Vice President, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs; and Deirdra Cox, President, Community Sustainability Enterprise.
Small business financing is tough, and if you’re a cooperative, it can seem especially unattainable. Finding the right solution for financing a co-op is different every time, and often depends on a variety of factors, such as industry, size, co-op type, and transaction type.
Today OFN congratulated and recognized Laurie Curran, VP of Accounting, for 20 years of service at OFN. Starting as a bookkeeper, Laurie has made many contributions to OFN as she has steadily increased her responsibilities.
The Prosperity Now Scorecard, a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health and policy recommendations was released earlier this year.