Celebrating Small Business Employees

This post was originally shared on September 5, 2016.   On this Labor Day, we want to take a minute to celebrate the people that work in small businesses.  Since 1995, small businesses have generated over 65% of the new new jobs and currently over 50% of the working population (120 million people) works in…

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Why Your Online Presence Matters

Karla De Leon, Main Street Launch’s Assistant Vice President – Business & Economic Development, offers the following tip for small businesses. For a lot of businesses that have been around for a while, managing a website and social media seems unnecessary.  You’ve been in business just fine without it, so why start now?   Answer:…

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Meet our Clients: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha, located at 4085 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 105B in San Diego, is a company that brews real kombucha.  They use ancient recipes, good quality water, and organic ingredients, believing that kombucha is best when served fresh, local, and on tap.  The result is an honest and authentic product that’s tasty, refreshing, and good…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Food Truck Business

This article was written by Andrew L. Wang and originally appeared on NerdWallet on April 28, 2017.  It is shared with permission. When aspiring food truck proprietors call him for advice, Keith Hill asks a few questions, among them, “Do you watch Food Network?” “Those lines [of customers outside food trucks] are TV lines,” says…

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Back to School

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Development & Fundraising Brooke Solomon offers some local options for back to school shopping and errands.  Visit our client map to find more local businesses to support.   Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end after a season of heat, kids, and no homework. As the students head back…

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