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Veteran Launch August Newsletter

OBDC Small Business Finance believes that our unique partnerships and staff expertise are critical components to connecting our borrowers to the funding, education, and relationships they need to thrive. This year continues to be full of exciting new partnerships and staff contributions…

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Investing in African American Entrepreneurs

In 2016, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program, Main Street Launch developed additional programs and services specifically designed to support African American small business owners in Oakland and San Francisco.     San Francisco Small Business Week Main Street Launch is proud to have partnered with the San Francisco African American Chamber…

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Business Licenses and Permits

Regardless of where you operate your business (from home, online, a storefront, etc), all businesses must obtain all the necessary licenses and permits.  Different types of businesses require their own specific permits and licenses, so having a clearly defined business plan and structure can be helpful through the permitting process.   Get started The Small…

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Build Your Accounting Systems Early

We often ask our clients what do you wish you would have known as you were starting that you know now?  This month, Kanitha Matoury, owner of Spice Monkey, an Oakland-based, veteran-owned restaurant-market-bar told us: “Some people think that your accounting system comes later as you develop your business, but I recommend establishing it early.…

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Meet Our Clients: VIP Grooming

VIP Grooming is a full-service dog salon.  They provide exceptional full-grooming services including bathing, nail trims, and haircuts.  VIP Scrub Club is a dog washing and dog social club that offers self-serve tubs and full-service bathing.  They host events to teach customers how to bathe their dogs and to offer opportunities for dog owners to…

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