Helping Small Business Fuel the Economy
Whether you work for a small business or rely on one for the things you need, we all understand the critical role that startups and expanding businesses play in our communities and our lives. That’s why we continue to do everything we can to partner with entrepreneurs and small business owners. These stories highlight local lending and investing, personal ingenuity, and a passion to create and retain jobs and offer new products and services. We hope they remind you of what we can achieve together.
Oct 19, 2012
In 2004, entrepreneur Stacy Johnson made a momentous decision. Over the past six years, she had painstakingly grown Stacia, her retail clothing business, from a single storefront and design studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn to a popular product line carried in 300 boutiques in the U.S. and abroad… learn More about How the California Lifestyle Inspired a Successful Fashion Brand
Aug 24, 2012
Ahmed Hassan had a dream to escape minimum wage and start a business that would fulfill a vital need in his community. Together with his father and brother, he conceived Virgo Medical – a reliable, safe ambulance services for the densely populated area surrounding East Orange, New Jersey… learn More about Determination Spells Success for a Burgeoning Business
Aug 24, 2012
After operating in San Diego for over 38 years and developing a reputation as a top-notch, full-service bicycle store serving both families and cycle enthusiasts, Black Mountain Bicycles had the opportunity to relocate its store in 2011 to a larger location with higher visibility and increased foot traffic… learn More about How one shop is supporting multiple generations of cyclists
Aug 10, 2012
Since the San Antonio Winery was started in L.A.’s Little Italy in 1917, four generations of Riboli family members have run their business by pursuing a strategy of logical growth—and the financing to get them there… learn More about At San Antonio Winery, a four-generation family tradition of making wine and growing their business
Aug 08, 2012
Ten years ago, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz set out to develop the idea of the chef-centric restaurant and build a highly successful business model around it. Since they opened their first business checking account at the branch at the end of the block, their team at Bank of America has shared their vision and helped them grow and expand… learn More about BOKA Restaurant Group hones its recipe for boutique restaurants built around their chefs' talents
*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).