Get to Know Adrian Gomez Zavala

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Assistant Vice President – Communications, interviews Adrian Gomez Zavala. Adrian worked as a banker and licensed financial specialist at a community business bank before coming to Main Street Launch.  He brings a deep knowledge of business and the resources available to support Bay Area entrepreneurs.  Click here to read more about…

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Deciding to borrow money

  Paula Groves is Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President – Business Consulting.  She offers tips and advice to entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their small businesses.  This tip is about how to decide when a business loan is right for you.   To borrow or not to borrow, that is the question.…

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Small Business Week Takeaways 2017

Main Street Launch was proud to participate in a variety of Small Business Week events in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco this year.   Five of our clients were honored at Small Business Week events: The City of Oakland honored two of our clients as Legacy Businesses: Gill’s Electric Company and Everett and Jones Barbeque.…

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Celebrating Memorial Day

At Main Street Launch and Veteran Launch, we are honored to work in support of veteran-owned and military family-owned small businesses across California.  As we reflect on the purpose of Memorial Day, we want to share some of the amazing impacts that veterans make in our communities.   Veterans are 45% more likely to be…

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Small-Business Grants: Where to Find Free Money

This article  is written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. They say there’s no such thing as a free ride. In the world of small-business grants, you’ll pay your dues by searching websites, clicking out-of-date links, or struggling with government databases before finding a grant that suits your business goals.…

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