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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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Happy PRIDE Month!

Main Street Launch is proud to support LGBT-owned small businesses.  A report from NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) shows that the U.S. has an estimated 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses that create/sustain 33,000 jobs and contribute $1.7 trillion to the economy.  Not surprising, California has the highest number of certified LGBTBEs (LGBT…

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Get to know Andrea Ramirez

Katie Taylor, Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Andrea Ramirez, Business Outreach Manager.  Andrea comes to Main Street Launch with a diverse background include affordable housing and tenants rights and GIS mapping.  Click here to read Andrea’s bio. How did you come across Main Street Launch? After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2016,…

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Resource for your business: The Runway Project

This post was written by Main Street Launch’s Manager – Data & Online Content.   The Runway Project is attempting to solve the deep infrastructural problem that African American entrepreneurs lack access to seed money for their businesses. There are many crowdfunding programs around the United States that are attempting to lend to all entrepreneurs.…

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Resource for your business: Hack the Hood

At Main Street Launch our partnerships are a critically important way we support small businesses to get the resources they need to start and grow.  We’re thrilled to share our growing relationship with Hack the Hood, a tech nonprofit that trains youth to build websites. The youth participants are paired with small business owners who…

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