You could say that every week is Small Business Week at Opportunity Fund. Every day, we work with inspiring entrepreneurs who have worked hard to build businesses that support themselves and their families. This week is national Small Business Week, and we use this time for a special celebration of all the hard-working small business owners, who support their families, hold up our economy, enrich our communities—and inspire us to do the work that we do!
Sometimes inspiration hits where you least expect it. For John Pinnington, inspiration came in the form of a need. He needed a print shop that could do a quick turnaround, but in even in an urban center like Las Vegas, he was unable to find one.
For Cinnaire’s Keith Broadnax, the revitalization of the former West York neighborhood is one of the most memorable and impactful deals he has ever underwritten in his 15-year career.
The Transition House, Inc., headquartered in St. Cloud, Florida, provides long-term, high-quality treatment to support substance abuse recovery and mental health services for Central Florida's most disenfranchised residents, with a focus on veterans and former inmates.
Texas is one of the poorest states in the country; business is booming for predatory lenders. Payday, car title, and other high-cost, unscrupulous financing services make up a $6 billion-a-year industry that strips $1.5 billion in interest and fees from local economies.