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Main Street Launch receives $2.2 million from Bank of America in support of veteran entrepreneurs

Of the veteran-owned companies served by Veteran Launch, 54% have been new businesses; despite the fact most traditional lenders will not consider funding startups.  New businesses help keep neighborhoods thriving, and Main Street Launch is uniquely suited to support these businesses as they work to achieve their goals.  Singer said, “Veterans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and we are thrilled to support these small business owners in starting and growing their businesses.”  To learn more about the veteran-owned companies Main Street Launch supports, please visit: veteranlaunch.org/client-spotlights.

Get to know Andrea Ramirez

Katie Taylor, Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Andrea Ramirez, Business Outreach Manager.  Andrea comes to Main Street Launch with a diverse background include affordable housing and tenants rights and GIS mapping.  Click here to read Andrea’s bio. How did you come across Main Street Launch? After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2016,…

Meet our clients: Chef Ron’s Pastries

In 2004 Chef Ron’s Pastries started like many business: doing small orders here and there for family and friends.  In 2015 brother and sister Ron and Rhonda Persons officially launched Chef Ron’s Pastries when an opportunity to work with the Golden State Warriors came to them.  Since then, the business has been steadily growing, all…

Your Business’ Online Presence Matters

Even for local, neighborhood businesses, an online presence is critical for new customers to find you.  More than 97% of customers use the internet to find local businesses. This number has been growing steadily since smartphones have become more available and mainstream.  Positive reviews make 73% of customers trust a local business more than no…

CDFIs: Concessionary Loans

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) may have the flexibility to create new loan products to better serve their communities.  Concessionary loan capital is one such type of new loan product.   Concessionary loans are loans that offer more generous terms than market rate loans.  These terms may be lower interest rates, a longer pay-back period,…