Introducing Venturize

This week Venturize launches, a campaign designed to help small business owners understand their financing options so they can make the best choice for their business.  Nationally, there are nearly 8 million small businesses owned by people of color and 11.3 million small businesses owned by women that help power their communities.  However, entrepreneurs of…

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Our Clients in the News: Alt. Brides

We’re thrilled to share this great piece about our Oakland clients Marisa Montalvo & Kristin Whitlock, owners of Alt. Brides, a bridal boutique on wheels, allowing brides-to-be to shop for their wedding dress easily.     Here’s an except:   “Then they needed the wheels. After scouring Craigslist for months, they finally found a truck…

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Meet Our Clients: Electric Bicycle Superstore

Electric Bicycle Superstore started as Len Rodgers’ hobby.  When he formalized his business, building electric bicycles and converting conventional bicycles, he needed capital for inventory and for his storefront.     “’The process took a great deal of involvement and paper work, but it forced me to look at the numbers and make some decisions…

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Opportunity Finance Network and Brown Sugar Kitchen

We’re thrilled to share Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)’s post about Main Street Launch’s support of Brown Sugar Kitchen, a long-time client.   Brown Sugar Kitchen is a staple of West Oakland and a destination eatery (some Golden State Warriors players recently took a picture during their meal there).  Main Street Launch has been a proud…

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Thanks for coming to our May happy hour!

On Wednesday, May 11, Main Street Launch and Veteran Launch hosted a networking event for our small business clients to connect with each other and with our team. The event was hosted at our offices by our Oakland-based Veteran Launch client Noble Brewer.   Noble Brewer, owned by Claude Burns, is the world’s first homebrew subscription…

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