Supporting Women Entrepreneurs this March

It’s Women’s History Month, and we look forward to celebrating the impact of women entrepreneurs.  In this post, we share some basic statistics about women-owned businesses and ways to support women entrepreneurs.   Women own more than 7 million businesses in the United States (about 30 percent of all small businesses).  Women-owned businesses generate $3…

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Meet our client: Minkastudio

Michael Cran is a woodworker, artist, and entrepreneur. When he was in his 20s and still living in Canada, he visited his grandparents at their cabin where he first saw a boat that his uncle had made. After spending time around the boat, he decided that he was going to build his own boat someday.…

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Finding your local CDFI

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about how to locate your local CDFIs.   In our previous post: What are CDFIs?, we talked about what CDFIs do to help strengthen communities’ economy. In this pody, we are going to discuss the importance of CDFIs to our communities and…

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Resource for your business: Alameda County SBDC

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about Alameda County SBDC.   Norcal SBDC The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (Norcal SBDC) is a nonprofit network made up of 12 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses in every aspect, providing entrepreneurs with one-on-one advising and low cost training.  …

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Meet our client: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha, located in San Diego, is a company that brews real kombucha. They business started to operate in May 2016. James, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, knew he wanted his next entrepreneurial endeavor to be centered around kombucha, and he also wanted to open a business in which his family can work together. Bootstrap Kombucha…

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