Resource for your business: Townsquared

At Main Street Launch, we believe strong partnerships are key to helping our clients start and grow small businesses that thrive, creating opportunity for the owners, their families, and their employees.  Townsquared is one of our valued partners in helping small businesses connect with each other.   Townsquared is a free online community just for…

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Meet our Clients: Beauty’s Bagel Shop

In Oakland and Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue is an artery of small business for almost the entire length of the street. Yet, there are still patches in the middle where entrepreneurs see opportunities to enter an untapped market. In these middle areas many entrepreneurs offer a niche variation of a product that reflects creativity and combines…

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Why you should close your books each month

We just closed our organizational fiscal year on June 30, so it seemed like a good time to reflect on the value of closing and reconciling your books for your small business.   A monthly close makes great sense for small businesses.  If you’re using an accounting software (we hope you are!), daily entries are…

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Happy Independence Day!

Our offices were closed yesterday, in celebration of Independence Day, July 4.  We want to take a brief moment to reflect about the importance of this day.   July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941, but the celebration dates back to the American Revolution.  Since 1776, July 4 has been celebrated as the…

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