Meet our clients: Las Marianas Food Truck

Rosa Martin, the owner of Las Marianas Food Truck, started out as a brick and mortar restaurant, but as rent prices increased, she turned to Main Street Launch for additional capital to open a food truck instead. This became one of Oakland’s first Guatemalan food trucks, and Rosa serves delicious Guatemalan and Mexican favorites throughout…

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Celebrating Small Business Employees

This post was originally shared on September 5, 2016.   On this Labor Day, we want to take a minute to celebrate the people that work in small businesses.  Since 1995, small businesses have generated over 65% of the new new jobs and currently over 50% of the working population (120 million people) works in…

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Why Your Online Presence Matters

Karla De Leon, Main Street Launch’s Assistant Vice President – Business & Economic Development, offers the following tip for small businesses. For a lot of businesses that have been around for a while, managing a website and social media seems unnecessary.  You’ve been in business just fine without it, so why start now?   Answer:…

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Meet our Clients: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha, located at 4085 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 105B in San Diego, is a company that brews real kombucha.  They use ancient recipes, good quality water, and organic ingredients, believing that kombucha is best when served fresh, local, and on tap.  The result is an honest and authentic product that’s tasty, refreshing, and good…

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