Meet Our Clients: Milagros de Mexico

In 2015, The City of Oakland and Main Street Launch (formerly OBDC) partnered to launch the Oakland Business Sustainability Program.  The Oakland Business Sustainability Program offers a comprehensive, integrated mix of services to support businesses along the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Route.  The technical assistance part of the Oakland Business Sustainability Program is provided…

Meet Our Clients: Artesanias Mexicanas El Sol

Main Street Launch’s Oakland Business Sustainability Program offers Central and East Oakland businesses impacted by the upcoming Bus Rapid Transit construction business advising and small business capital to help their businesses develop growth strategies during the construction period and thrive by taking advantage of the new opportunities this project will bring.  Artesanias Mexicanas El Sol is…

Help Us Celebrate the Best Local Employers at the Work Local Awards!

The Work Local Awards shines the spotlight on the boutiques, cafes, nonprofits, startups, and all the local employers that make our community great.   The awards are presented by Localwise, a mission-driven organization focused on helping local businesses hire local employees. We’re proud to be listed among event partners that include the Federal Reserve Bank…

Top Three Things Businesses Can Do When Construction is Near Their Location

Karla de Leon is Main Street Launch’s Lead Business Advisor.  This is part of Main Street’s business advising team’s ongoing series of best practices and tips for small business owners.  Never miss a tip by signing up for our newsletter.   Oakland is booming. This means construction is everywhere. While it might not be pleasant to have…