Resource for your business: ICIC

Inner City Capital Connections program is offering Main Street Launch clients an opportunity to apply for their program that is designed to help small businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment.     Their 40-hour curriculum combines targeted executive education sessions, including best practices in strategy, sales, marketing,…

Small Business Week Takeaways 2017

Main Street Launch was proud to participate in a variety of Small Business Week events in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco this year.   Five of our clients were honored at Small Business Week events: The City of Oakland honored two of our clients as Legacy Businesses: Gill’s Electric Company and Everett and Jones Barbeque.…

Small-Business Grants: Where to Find Free Money

This article  is written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. They say there’s no such thing as a free ride. In the world of small-business grants, you’ll pay your dues by searching websites, clicking out-of-date links, or struggling with government databases before finding a grant that suits your business goals.…

Resource for your business: Pacific Community Ventures

At Main Street Launch, our innovative partnerships enable us to provide small business owners with the capital, education, and relationships that allow them to thrive.  One partner that supports this goal is Pacific Community Ventures.   Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is a nonprofit that engages small businesses, investors and policymakers to build an economy that…