Exiting Your Family Business

Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President Robert Lattimore offers tips for entrepreneurs who are considering how to plan for their exit from their small business.   Family businesses make up about 89% of business tax returns from 24 million family businesses in the United States.  These family businesses employ 62% of the workforce (or 82…

Get to know our staff: Jen Leybovich

Brooke Solomon, Main Street’s Data & Online Content Manager, interviews Jen Leybovich, Main Street’s Senior Vice President – Strategy & Development.  Prior to joining the organization, Jen completed her M.B.A. at Yale School of Management, where she focused on economic development & social enterprise and was a fellow at Nonprofit Finance Fund in the Lending Division. …

Main Street Launch Fall Newsletter

In this newsletter: Letter from Our CEO Credit Tip Advising Corner: Why Your Online Presence Matters Resource for your Business: Townsquared Meet Our Clients: Acumen Building Enterprise Get To Know Our Staff: Lee Lambert Opportunity for your Business: Forest Restaurant Supply Resource for your Business: SFEDA Upcoming Events for Your Small Business Get Connected to…

Main Street Launch Summer Newsletter

In this newsletter: Letter from Our CEO Credit Tip Advising Corner: Deciding to Borrow Money Celebrating Small Business Weeks 2017 Meet Our Clients: Millennium Family Entertainment Center Get To Know Our Staff: Adrian Gomez Zavala Alameda County SBDC: Award Winners Main Street Launches Mobile Office Opportunity for your Business: ICIC Upcoming Events for Your Small…

In Honor of Dr. King

On Monday our offices are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King’s birthday is now a national day of service, and we look forward to joining our community in service and remembrance.   Dr. King’s legacy is important and informs our work of creating access to capital and opportunities for communities…

New Year’s Resolution: Monitor Your Credit Score

As we move into 2017, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our small businesses finances and personal finances.  One tool to help you expand your capacity to access capital, grow your business, and achieve more financial success is to build up your credit score.  Luckily, there are some easy-to-access tools to…

Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you shop for holiday gifts, consider choosing to #shoplocal for some of your gifts.  Buying local has a big impact on our neighborhoods and communities: More tax revenue, for community services like education, road repair, and more, stays in our communities when you shop local Local nonprofits receive 250% more support from local businesses…