Resource for your business: Uptima Business Bootcamp

The Bay Area is full of great resources for your business.  Main Street Launch is proud to partner with Uptima Business Bootcamp.  Our Entrepreneurs in Residence work through Uptima’s program, and many of our loan clients have completed the program in preparation for their loans.     Uptima Business Bootcamp is dedicated to giving entrepreneurs…

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Advocacy for and with CDFIs

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mission-driven financial institutions that serve communities and individuals who have not yet had access to traditional financial services, like bank loans.  Our organizations typically are focused on serving our clients, so we rely on the work of other organizations to do larger advocacy work that will benefit our clients…

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Veteran Launch Summer Newsletter

In this newsletter Veteran Launch Update Credit Tip Resource For Your Business: CalSavers Thank You To Our Funders Resource For Your Business: Gusto Advising Corner: Your Business’ Online Presence Matters Meet Our Clients: Degrees Plato Resource For Your Business: Venturize Welcome To Our Newest Clients Veteran Launch Update As we wrap up our fiscal year,…

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Meet our clients: Crooked City Cider

“My great uncles inspired me to own a business,” remembers Dana. Liquor was illegal in the early 1930, and the Bushouse brothers, John and Peter created a moonshine production that was successful back at the time. Eventually they were forced to end their business, but generations later, Dana decided to follow her great uncles’ footstep,…

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Happy Independence Day!

This post was originally published on July 5, 2017.   Our offices were closed yesterday, in celebration of Independence Day, July 4.  We want to take a brief moment to reflect about the importance of this day.   July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941, but the celebration dates back to the American…

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