Meet Our Clients: Wholesome Bakery

Wholesome Bakery is an organic, sustainable bakery offering delicious options to serve nearly every dietary restriction: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, trans fat-free, low glycemic, and more!  Their ingredients are thoughtfully sourced and locally produced. You can purchase Wholesome Bakery products at their bakery, as well as in many grocery stores! In addition to baked goods,…

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Protecting Intellectual Property: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

This post was written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on NerdWallet on September 5, 2017.  It is reposted here with permission. If you’re a small-business owner looking to profit from your invention or artistic work, you should learn to protect your intellectual property ASAP. What is intellectual property? Intellectual property is any invention or…

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Resource for your business: Alliance for Community Development

The Bay Area boasts many great resources to help small business who are looking to start or grow.  Main Street Launch is a proud member of the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, convened by the Alliance for Community Development.   The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to capital for underrepresented…

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Meet Our Clients: Nyum Bai

Nite came to Main Street Launch through a referral from La Cocina, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs that with affordable commercial kitchen space. Nite used the loan from Main Street Launch as starting capital, to buy equipment and pay her employees.   Coming to the United States as a refugee from Cambodia, Nite Yun opened…

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CDFIs: Types of CDFIs

CDFI Coalition is the lead organization in the United States promoting the work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs).  The Coalition represents CDFIs working throughout the country and coordinates industry-wide initiatives to increase the availability of financial services to low-income communities.  CDFI Coalition created a great chart to describe the different CDFIs, helping potential borrowers…

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