Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices



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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Miti Sathe / July 26, 2016 / Voices

In the middle of a presidential election cycle, amidst the conventions, the speeches, and the sound bytes, it's easy to overlook the real heroes of these national events, which are small business owners.

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Seth Julyan / June 27, 2016 / Events

On Wednesday, CDFIs and mission-driven lenders and allies will meet at OFN’s annual Western regional meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities as we embark on the second half of 2016.

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