Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Lily Rutman / May 2, 2018 / Voices

The power and promise of Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses in low- to moderate-income, or LMI, communities are undeniable. Study after study shows their immense size and potential. Just consider this stat: There are more than 4 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S., and together they generate $660 billion in revenues. However, another study points out that this subset is growing at a slower pace compared to their non-Latino counterparts, resulting in a $1.3 trillion revenue gap.

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/ March 6, 2018 / Newswire

As part of their series on Financial Inclusion, the Wall Street Journal recently conducted a series of interviews with Philadelphia-based small businesses as well as OFN's own Lauren Stebbins, Vice President, Small Business who shared insights into the drastic consequences a high-risk loan can ha

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/ January 8, 2018 / Newswire

January 8, 2018 (Minneapolis, MN)—Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) has announced a new partnership with U.S. Bank to deliver a new solution for connecting small business borrowers with responsible lending opportunities across the country. 

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Lindsay Li / October 23, 2017 / Policy

On Friday, October 20 the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia hosted a hearing titled "Small Business Capital Access: Supporting Community and Economic Development." The hearing was held before two representatives

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Lauren Stebbins / October 20, 2017 / Publications

Opportunity Finance Network is excited to partner with the Federal Reserve Banks again this year on the Small Business Credit Survey, a national survey of small business owners/managers.

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