Meet Our Clients: Triptych Strength

Tarquin Thornton-Close began his career as a strength coach and personal trainer in 2008.  “When I got into fitness almost a decade ago, I wanted to share it with others.  I wanted to open my own studio to do personal training the way I thought was best and to offer the best level of service…

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Invest In Neighborhoods: San Francisco

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee created an interagency partnership to strengthen and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts around the City, called Invest In Neighborhoods.  Main Street Launch is partnering with the City of San Francisco to serve these 25 neighborhoods with cheaper small business loan capital and business development services.   To learn more about the 25…

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The Benefits of Veteran & Disabled Veteran Business Certifications

This piece was based on VetLikeMe’s April 14 blog post.  Click here to read that piece.   Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification can qualify your business for different benefits and better bidding positions for federal contracts.  In 2016, the federal government spent $472 billion.  Of that, $114 billion had…

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Meet Our Clients: Barron Ross

Barron Ross helps families plan for and finance long-term care.  Headquartered in Oakland, they work with families across the Bay Area to ensure that they’re able to pay for long-term care without losing their assets.   “Ed [Griffen, owner Barron Ross] believes that strong families are the backbone of strong communities, and his business works…

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Resource for your business: Start Small Think Big

There are many resources to help you small business start and grow, and figuring out what will work best for your business can be overwhelming.  Here’s an overview of another organization that can help you achieve your business development goals: Start Small Think Big.   Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit organization that offers…

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