In late January, a massive fire in San Francisco’s Mission District left a community reeling. In addition to the devastating impact on residents there, the four-alarm blaze displaced 36 small businesses. Many of the affected merchants—predominantly immigrant, low-income sole proprietors, including artists, restaurants, shops, delis, and others—were the lifeblood of the local business community. Unfortunately, they were left dealing … Continue reading Helping a community recover after a tragedy
In recent months, heightened attention has been paid to the background check practices of the ride-sharing company Uber. Concerns about the safety of Uber services prompted the District Attorney’s Offices of San Francisco and Los Angeles Counties to file suit last December against Uber for misleading customers about the scope of its driver background checks. … Continue reading Uber sued over illegal background checks and employee policies
With the turn of the year come New Year’s resolutions. Many of us resolve to exercise more, spend more time with family, or to start a new hobby. On a larger level, some of us have vowed to launch business. We have decided that instead of being entrepreneurs in waiting, we should get moving. In … Continue reading Five Tips to Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution of Entrepreneurship
A New Year’s Resolution: More Pro bono! Happy New Year! If you are like many of us, you may have made a resolution or two for the New Year. Maybe that resolution targets your waistline or your wallet (just like mine does every year), but maybe, just maybe, one of your resolutions this year includes giving … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution: MORE PRO BONO!
I read in stunned disbelief with thousands of others that a grand jury had decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson Missouri. Less than a week later, while still reeling from the Michael Brown decision, I read in … Continue reading Upsetting Realities that Hit Close to Home