Celebrating Memorial Day

At Main Street Launch and Veteran Launch, we are honored to work in support of veteran-owned and military family-owned small businesses across California.  As we reflect on the purpose of Memorial Day, we want to share some of the amazing impacts that veterans make in our communities.   Veterans are 45% more likely to be…

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 In the world of small-business grants, you’ll pay your dues by searching websites, clicking out-of-date links, or struggling with government databases before finding a grant that suits your business goals.…

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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…

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Meet Our Clients: Triptych Strength

Tarquin Thornton-Close began his career as a strength coach and personal trainer in 2008.  “When I got into fitness almost a decade ago, I wanted to share it with others.  I wanted to open my own studio to do personal training the way I thought was best and to offer the best level of service…

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Invest In Neighborhoods: San Francisco

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee created an interagency partnership to strengthen and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts around the City, called Invest In Neighborhoods.  Main Street Launch is partnering with the City of San Francisco to serve these 25 neighborhoods with cheaper small business loan capital and business development services.   To learn more about the 25…

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