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…

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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,…

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Meet our Clients: Maple Street Denim

Julie Harleman, the owner of Maple Street Denim, has a lot of experience in the clothing industry. A couple of years ago, the denim store she previously managed had a fire and it was a major crossroad in her career, and she decided to recreate her career path by starting her own business. Maple Street…

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2018 Small Business Resolutions

There are some great articles out there about small business resolutions to help move your business forward in 2018 (check out this one, this one, and this one). In this post, we offer some resources to help your business pursue some of the common goals we hear about from small business owners.   Review and…

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