Small Business

Rags to Vintage Riches: How I Watched My Favorite Small Shop Evolve

Welcome to the new age of fashion, where millennials and Gen Z alike are shunning fast fashion and opting more and more for vintage styles and thrifted looks. Luckily, the Bay is a hub for high-quality, carefully curated vintage clothing from Haight all the way to Hayward. But there’s a side of vintage we as […]

Immigrants Like Me Will Be Crucial to Economic Recovery

As a teenager in Senegal, West Africa, I grew up watching American sitcoms like Beverly Hills 90210, and lots of MTV. The television version of the American Dream was beautiful, overflowing with fun and opportunity. What young Senegalese youth wouldn’t want to exchange French colonial rule for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in […]

Black Women Is The Business: Seven Bay Area Business Owners Talk On How They Make an Impact

As we round out to the end of February—a month that holds and makes space for so much cultural history. We asked some of Oakland and San Francisco’s prolific women of color business owners what impact they want to impart on our cities. Where do they find strength to keep going? Their inspirations? And who […]

#SaveSmall: Church Barber Launches New Pomades And Wearables As Shop Closes For Shelter-in-Place

Welcome to this small column produced by the Bob Cut intern staff. We posted to our social media giving brands, artists, and small business free space to promote whatever they need in a time where the federal government and the local levels won’t offer relief though expecting small businesses to close. So enjoy the promotions […]

November’s Best Bay Area Restaurants To Order Takeout From or Dine Al Fresco at

During the pandemic, our beloved dining and drink communities continue to struggle to hang on, so my dining column includes takeout/delivery, sans indoor (currently closed as of Nov. 29th), but when the time comes again to eat indoors (here, our tips on how to dine indoors safely).  Please join me in helping to keep our […]

Independent Organization in Oakland Needs Support To Help Struggling Businesses Build ‘Lifeline’ Parklets

Parklets aren’t cheap — by any stretch of the imagination. Many in the Bay Area, even before factoring in the cost of permit fees, can cost upwards of $10,000. But in a time marked by social distancing and rising COVID-19 cases (that are linked toward indoor activities), they’ve become essential for businesses to build, should […]

Pointed Opinion: Business Closures Are A Direct Influence Of Little To No Community From The Neighborhood

Yes, you’ve read that title right. It’s our exact theory on why businesses close, especially in this time of pandemic where community support is so vital. Though on Bob Cut, we’re never one to write about businesses closures—It’s a sad, difficult, and draining process on everyone’s fronts. Though to inform the reader post-death, it feels […]

From The Founder’s Desk: COVID-19 and Small Businesses in the Bay Area

It’s been a hard week. Amidst Google searches, breaking news, friends’ wanted (and sometimes unwanted) opinions, COVID-19 (or commonly Coronavirus) is on the minds and mouths of the Bay Area and the world alike.  I don’t write you this editor’s letter for clicks or traffic—a lot of businesses are using COVID-19 as a marketing ploy, […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: 8 Gifts That Are Straight From The Heart

Oh the holiday season. A much merry time to be with loved ones and to remember the spirit of coming together. But then the dread—the annual gift giving carnival of it all. The worry of which the person getting the gift will fall in love with your hard work or not. At Bob Cut, we’ve […]

How Do You Really Support Small Business When You’re Not Wholeheartedly Supporting Them?

Our upsettingly frank title does come with some merit, let us explain. If you’ve lived in San Francisco long enough, you know that small businesses have to truly hustle in order to stay afloat in a city that, more often than not, stands against them. It’s the reality of living in one of the world’s […]

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