Resource for your Business: SFEDA

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about SFEDA.   SFEDA, or San Francisco Economic Development Alliance, is a collaboration of non-profit organizations that provide business training, funding and ongoing support to Bay Area small & micro businesses owners.  Their mission is to provide small business entrepreneurs with equitable…

What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.   WHAT IS CDFI? Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to financial services for local residents and businesses, sharing a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low income communities.   CDFIs can be banks, credit unions, loan funds,…

Resource for your Business: Start Small Think Big

Main Street Launch is proud to partner with organizations like Start Small Think Big, another San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) member organization.     Start Small provides eligible entrepreneurs with free legal, financial, and marketing services through in-house experts and their extensive network of pro-bono partners.   Legal services include: Corporate risk assessment Entity…

Remembering Mayor Lee

Our thoughts are with Mayor Lee’s family and those who worked closely with him.  Mayor Lee was dedicated to serving San Francisco, and we’re grateful for his partnership and focus on small business development across the City.   Main Street Launch’s partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has allowed us to…

Shop Local This Holiday Season

This post was originally posted on our blog on November 23, 2016.  We hope you’ll join us in #shoppingsmall this holiday season, too!   This holiday season, we’re thrilled to be celebrating with our loved ones, and we hope you are too.  While you think about your holiday shopping, consider #shoppingsmall to support your neighbors…

Make 2018 Less Stressful

Karla De Leon, Main Street Launch’s Assistant Vice President – Business & Economic Development, offers the following tip for small businesses. We’re reaching the end-of-the-year frenzy.  Everyone is trying to close out the year on a strong note while maintaining a semblance of work/life balance.   If we’re being honest, it can be a stressful time. …