The hardest easy solution to SF’s small business crisis: Buying the building

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San Francisco’s small businesses are in crisis. A number of factors are driving even decades-old businesses to close their doors: difficulty hiring employees due to the city’s housing crunch, competition with e-commerce and on-demand delivery giants, and extra pressure from city-imposed mandates. But there is one factor business owners can theoretically control: buying their spaces instead of leasing them, as a hedge against skyrocketing commercial rents.

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(English) SBA 504 Loan Resurrects The Kingfish Pub & Cafe

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Kingfish Pub & Cafe is an iconic Oakland establishment that has been serving Oakland locals for nearly 100 years. Due to a condominium development project for the land the pub sat on – the beloved watering hole was in jeopardy of having their doors closed for good. 

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