Jen Musty, Batter Bakery

Jen Musty launched Batter Bakery in 2008 after two years of working on her plan and recipes. Since then, Batter has grown from a one-woman business to a full-fledged local bakery that’s made a name for itself alongside several iconic San Francisco favorites. During its first years, Batter’s only retail spot was a tiny kiosk on a corner of San Francisco’s Financial District.

Small Business Saturday Was a Record-Breaking Success

The holiday season is in full swing and we are happy to see it kick off with some great news for small businesses around the country. Small Business Saturday, which took place on November 24, was a resounding success. Shoppers visited small, independent retailers and restaurants and reported spending an estimated $17.8 billion – a record high, according to a recent survey.

Global Cash Analysis – A Microlending Essential

Global Cash Flow Analysis is a critical part of small business lending underwriting that takes a holistic view of the business owner’s entire cash situation – because looking at the business alone does not provide the whole story, specially of microbusinesses. Whether you’re a microlender or business assistance provider – help your clients get the best loan they can by understanding their financial situation.

Rosario Sotelo and Rodnia Attiq, El Borrego

Mother-and-daughter Rosario Sotelo and Rodnia Attiq are the owners of El Borrego, the first restaurant in San Diego to serve lamb barbacoa. While El Borrego is now a full-service restaurant, they started out very small almost fifteen years ago by selling barbacoa under a tent in a driveway on the weekends. By word-of-mouth, Rosario and Rodnia’s customers started telling their friends about “El Borrego,” which means “the lamb.”