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We are thrilled to contribute to this important discussion, join us for a wonderful event- all the details below from their eventbrite page. Los Angeles has so much going on and we can't wait to share with you how we are expanding into this dynamic city.
AUG 1, 2017
Writ Large Press presents
Values Statement Discussion Panel: "Money"
Annenberg Community Beach House
15 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
FREE: EVENTBRITE LINK TO RSVP
A discussion on the economy of art from various perspectives. Panelists include cultural entrepreneurs Sarah Filley, Kima Jones, Adam Leipzig, and Skira Martinez.
Moderated by Writ Large Press founder Chiwan Choi.
Writ Large Press convenes local authors, thinkers and organizers to investigate the value of art in society and motivate action around art and current issues. These conversations form a hinge point during the Press’ #90x90LA series, a summer long undertaking with events in Downtown LA, South Central, and the Westside taking place July through September.
The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Might Just Mean the Reinvention of the Shopping Experience
The City of Hayward and Popuphood present Hayward's first Small Business Week in partnership with Working Solutions to launch Popuphood's Pop-up to Permanent Program.
Panelists include the Small Business Administration (SBA), Kiva, Working Solutions, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC), and Nav. Additionally, Square will be on hand with goody bags and information about their tools to help small businesses grow. We are excited to showcase our partners to provide technical business and financial resources for small businesses retail to celebrate the business-friendly ecosystem in Hayward, a city on the rise!
Complimentary light fare and beverages will be offered to enjoy before and after our Panel in Hayward's charming historic downtown.
Our event co-sponsor, Working Solutions, provides affordable microloans, customized business consulting, and community connections for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area to start and grow thriving local businesses. They offer both capital (loans from $5,000-$50,000) and free comprehensive business consulting to their borrowers. Working Solutions does not require a minimum credit score and is committed to serving early-stage businesses, including start-ups.
As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) works hands-on with entrepreneurs to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients’ bottom line. The staff of 18 business advisors assists clients with specialties including raising capital, marketing, operations, business planning, strategy and many other areas. Our services are provided at no cost to our clients.Our SBDC was awarded “Top Center” in the NorCal Region in 2016. We assisted 550 entrepreneurs to raise over $30 million for their companies, and create or save 437 jobs.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses since 1953. The agency was created by the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small businesses, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world and connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. More than 2 million people have raised nearly $1 billion on Kiva. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business.
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to analytics and invoicing. Square also offers sellers financial and marketing services, including small business financing and customer engagement tools.
"[Filley is] now working in other Oakland neighborhoods, plus Hayward and ..., recently, working with the developer AvalonBay Communities, she opened empty pop-up space in the ground floor of a new residential building. "
"[Popuphood] advocates for changes in city policy to better support pop-up retailers and create visible infrastructure and a policy pipeline for small businesses, including a Popup to Permanent initiative." - Curbed
"West Coast fans of revered archival record label Numero Group can celebrate, as the Chicago-based label will travel from Bloomington, IN to Seattle, WA this fall to set up pop-up shops in several cities."
“These buildings have gone from vacant to vibrant,” Filley said. Popuphood has proved that micro entrepreneurs can have major economic impacts."
By Anne Field, February 19, 2017
Kickstarting Local Development with Pop-up Stores
By Patrick Sisson, November 2, 2016.
The power of pop-up retail: Oakland’s Popuphood has a model for small business survival in increasingly expensive cities.
By Elias Leight, August 17, 2016
Numero Group Announces West Coast Tour: Label Plans to hit the road with a copy of "every in-print Numero CD, LP, cassette, 45, T-shirt, and poster."