Meet our Clients: Luxurious Nail Boutique

Luxurious Nail Boutique prides itself on being culturally diverse, clinically clean, and client-centric.  Their staff of professional technicians are friendly and provide top-of-the-line work.  The business opened in January 2017, and now has three employees.   Richard offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs: “When you ask for money, make sure you can answer any question about…

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 In the world of small-business grants, you’ll pay your dues by searching websites, clicking out-of-date links, or struggling with government databases before finding a grant that suits your business goals.…