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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Meet our clients: Chef Ron’s Pastries

In 2004 Chef Ron’s Pastries started like many business: doing small orders here and there for family and friends.  In 2015 brother and sister Ron and Rhonda Persons officially launched Chef Ron’s Pastries when an opportunity to work with the Golden State Warriors came to them.  Since then, the business has been steadily growing, all…

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