Finding your local CDFI

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about how to locate your local CDFIs.   In our previous post: What are CDFIs?, we talked about what CDFIs do to help strengthen communities’ economy. In this pody, we are going to discuss the importance of CDFIs to our communities and…

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Resource for your business: Alameda County SBDC

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about Alameda County SBDC.   Norcal SBDC The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (Norcal SBDC) is a nonprofit network made up of 12 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses in every aspect, providing entrepreneurs with one-on-one advising and low cost training.  …

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Online Legal Services: Small Business Money-Savers 2018

This article was written by Emily Starbuck Crone and originally appeared on NerdWallet on January 2, 2018.  It is shared here with permission.     When starting or growing a business, it’s tempting to cut costs by tackling projects yourself. When it comes to legal matters, a DIY approach works sometimes, but it can be risky. Online…

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Meet our client: Kettle and Fire

Kettle and Fire launched in August 2015. They offer the first shelf-stable bone broth in the United States, and they have a ton of happy customers.  “We want to bring bone broth back to the American diet,” explains owner Justin Mares. All of their bone broths are made from organic, all natural ingredients that provide…

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Buy Black This Black History Month

For decades, a wealth gap has persisted between blacks and whites.  The racial wealth gap has grown in recent years, with white Americans having 12 times the wealth of black Americans. While a quick fix to trim the gap remains absent, a new report suggests black entrepreneurship perhaps is the answer.   African-Americans are looking…

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