Meet our clients: Black Bark BBQ

Monetta White and David Lawrence are the owners of Black Bark BBQ.  Black Bark BBQ is a quick serve barbecue restaurant in San Francisco’s Fillmore District.  They offer Texas-style BBQ that emphases good quality, excellent service, affordable prices, and comfort food.  Black Bark BBQ is known for their brisket, and in fact their restaurant is…

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Main Street Launch Summer Newsletter

Our partnerships continue to be an increasingly important part of how we support the small business community in Oakland and San Francisco and military family-owned businesses across California. These partner organizations are doing incredible work to help level the playing field for small businesses. In this newsletter we share:

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Meet our clients: Water Saver Solutions

Chuck Bragdon, retired United States Navy Chief, founded Water Saver Solutions (WSS) in 2008. What started out as a home improvement project in Southern California to help people save money and conserve water is now so much more.   Water Saver Solutions is a federally-certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Chuck discovered Veteran…

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Meet our clients: Threadz Culture + Fashion

In 2017 Chris and Maurion joined Main Street Launch’s Entrepreneur in Residence program to grow their knowledge and expertise on the business part of their business.   “We jumped in head first when we opened the store, learning the ins and outs as we went. Now we have a better understanding about why things work…

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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.

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