Finding your local CDFI

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about how to locate your local CDFIs.   In our previous post: What are CDFIs?, we talked about what CDFIs do to help strengthen communities’ economy. In this pody, we are going to discuss the importance of CDFIs to our communities and…

Resource for your business: Alameda County SBDC

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about Alameda County SBDC.   Norcal SBDC The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (Norcal SBDC) is a nonprofit network made up of 12 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses in every aspect, providing entrepreneurs with one-on-one advising and low cost training.  …

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

This article was written by JACKIE ZIMMERMANN and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on October 10, 2017.  It is shared here with permission.   The impact of the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of over 145 million individuals has left many confused, frustrated and downright angry. And while massive attacks on large corporations make headlines, small…

Employment Law Information & Workshop

Below is information about changes to state employment laws that impact employers and employees in California.  The recent Oakland City Council resolution prohibit any branch of city government from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the California Immigration and Worksite Enforcement Act includes information about employee rights and employer responsibilities related to ICE…

Resource for your Business: SFEDA

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about SFEDA.   SFEDA, or San Francisco Economic Development Alliance, is a collaboration of non-profit organizations that provide business training, funding and ongoing support to Bay Area small & micro businesses owners.  Their mission is to provide small business entrepreneurs with equitable…