Online Legal Services: Small Business Money-Savers 2016

This article originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.   When starting or growing a business, it’s tempting to cut costs by tackling projects yourself. When it comes to legal matters, a DIY approach works sometimes, but it can be risky. Online legal services offer do-it-yourself options and lawyer access at far lower…

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Meet Our Clients: Cafe Santana

Cafe Santana, owned by Richard Santana offers empanadas, bagels, and more, but for Richard and his team, it’s all about the coffee.  The roast onsite in small batches, so their customers can walk out with a warm bag of roasted coffee beans on demand.  Check out an excerpt from Cafe Santana’s profile:   “Opening the…

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Manifesta: Best Employer Salon & Spa

Main Street Launch was proud to support our partner Localwise in their first Work Local Awards, held at the Port Workspaces on April 28.  Localwise helps to connect small businesses to workers by providing a dedicated job board focused on small businesses’ hiring needs.  The goal of the Work Local Awards is to not only…

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Happy Asian Heritage Month!

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States in May since 1979.  To celebrate, we reflect on the impact that Asian and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs make in our communities.   There are approximately 1.5 million Asian-owned businesses in the United States, responsible for $507.6 billion in receipts.  In California, 14.9% of firms are…

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Meet Our Clients: Milagros de Mexico

In 2015, The City of Oakland and Main Street Launch (formerly OBDC) partnered to launch the Oakland Business Sustainability Program.  The Oakland Business Sustainability Program offers a comprehensive, integrated mix of services to support businesses along the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Route.  The technical assistance part of the Oakland Business Sustainability Program is provided…

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