Fight your fears with a resolution!

  Paula Groves is Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President – Business Consulting.  She offers tips and advice to entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their small businesses.  This tip is about how to use your New Year’s Resolution to support your business.   I love New Year’s Resolutions. The New Year allow us…

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Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you shop for holiday gifts, consider choosing to #shoplocal for some of your gifts.  Buying local has a big impact on our neighborhoods and communities: More tax revenue, for community services like education, road repair, and more, stays in our communities when you shop local Local nonprofits receive 250% more support from local businesses…

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Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving!  We’re thrilled to be celebrating with our loved ones, and we hope you are too.  While you think about your holiday shopping, consider #shoppingsmall to support your neighbors and communities.   Click here to see our small business clients that operate in your neighborhood (it’s a map!).  You don’t need to shop small…

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Veteran Launch November Newsletter

Main Street Launch Small Business Finance believes that our unique partnerships and staff expertise are critical components to connecting our borrowers to the funding, education, and relationships they need to thrive. This year continues to be full of exciting new partnerships and staff contributions…

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Meet Our Clients: Spice Monkey

When Kanitha Matoury, Air Force veteran, started Spice Monkey, a restaurant and bar in Oakland, she followed her passion for food and her desire to have a bigger impact in her community.  Since it opened doors in 2008, Spice Monkey has grown to be a truly community-focused business, living their mission by operating in an…

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