Get to know Debra Peace

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Debra Peace, Main Street’s Office Manager.  Prior to joining the organization, Debra has served nonprofits for over ten years in a variety of roles.  Click here to learn more about Debra’s background.   How did you come across Main Street Launch? I was looking…

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Impacts of CDFIs

This post is part of our series about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).  Check out our other posts What are CDFIs? and Finding your local CDFI. Community Development Financial Institutions do work that support a variety of important impacts in our communities.  Some CDFIs focus on investing in affordable housing, others on investing in community…

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Side Hustles You Can Start With No Money

This article was written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on January 8, 2018.  It is shared here with permission. Make it count: NerdWallet is here to help you achieve your goals for the new year. Whether it’s saving for an epic vacation, ditching debt, or launching that side hustle, we’ve got the…

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Resource for your business: SFMade

San Francisco has many resources to support small businesses who want to start and grow.  One such organization is SFMade.  SFMade is a great organization to know, whether you’re a maker or a consumer.     For businesses and aspiring makers, SFMade can help you find contractors, space, and provides educational resources to start your…

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Meet Our Clients: Fair Game

Terry Watts recently acquired Fair Game in Sacramento, with help from a loan from Veteran Launch.   “Fair Game in Sacramento, now owned by Marine Corps veteran Terry Watts, celebrates retro games with an enthusiasm that keeps their customers coming back.  Their website introduces the business: ‘Think back to the days of your youth: the…

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