Our Roots are in Oakland

We’re proud to support Oakland small businesses since 1979.

In Oakland, we are accelerating our effort to support diverse entrepreneurs and the businesses and local jobs they create, using business investment as a primary strategy for creating opportunities for low-to-moderate income Oaklanders to prosper in a rapidly changing city. Main Street Launch is committed to providing access to capital in parity with the community, supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts without displacement, and creating jobs for Oakland’s residents.

Our Services


Small business loans from $10,000 to $350,000 with:

  • Flexible & affordable terms
  • No application fees
  • No prepayment penalties
  • No minimum credit score requirement

Use a loan to:

  • Buy furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Purchase inventory and supplies
  • Hire employees and cover payroll costs
  • Pay rent, utilities, and other operating expenses
  • Start or acquire a business


Education & Relationships

We connect our clients to a network of people and resources, including financial and business support services.


For more information about our services in Oakland, please contact our office at 510.830.3275 or contact us through our Loan Inquiry Form.

Resources For Your New or Existing Business

Alameda County SBDC

The Alameda County SBDC provides free, one-on-one consulting and trainings to more than 2,000 small businesses in the county each year. Areas covered include raising loan and investment capital, marketing, social media, technology, operations, accounting and industries such as food, restaurant and retail. Click here to sign up at no cost to you.

Free Business Advising

PCV connects small business owners to free expert advisers and mentors for tailored, hands-on assistance on any topic or challenge. They’ll work to help you grow your business and create new quality jobs in our community. Click here to sign up at no cost to you.

Oakland Indie Alliance

Oakland Indie Alliance is a community of more than 400 small-scale entrepreneurs who have united under a common goal of preserving Oakland’s variety, energy, and social fabric. Through sharing experiences, connections, and advocating for Oakland’s independent economy, OIA helps and supports small businesses to thrive. Click here to learn more.

Additional Resources

Call Us Today to Learn More About How We Can Help Your Business Grow: 510.830.3275