Meet our clients: Four Star Seafood

Adrian Hoffman and Ismael Macias always wanted to make fresh and quality seafood available to restaurant chefs like them in the Bay Area. In 2015, they founded Four Star Seafood to offer a more direct service: getting freshly caught seafood from fishermen to restaurant kitchens within 24 hours!  Now, Four Star Seafood is a boutique…

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Employment Law Information & Workshop

Below is information about changes to state employment laws that impact employers and employees in California.  The recent Oakland City Council resolution prohibit any branch of city government from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the California Immigration and Worksite Enforcement Act includes information about employee rights and employer responsibilities related to ICE…

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Resource for your Business: SFEDA

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about SFEDA.   SFEDA, or San Francisco Economic Development Alliance, is a collaboration of non-profit organizations that provide business training, funding and ongoing support to Bay Area small & micro businesses owners.  Their mission is to provide small business entrepreneurs with equitable…

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What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.   WHAT IS CDFI? Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to financial services for local residents and businesses, sharing a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low income communities.   CDFIs can be banks, credit unions, loan funds,…

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Meet our Clients: Maple Street Denim

Julie Harleman, the owner of Maple Street Denim, has a lot of experience in the clothing industry. A couple of years ago, the denim store she previously managed had a fire and it was a major crossroad in her career, and she decided to recreate her career path by starting her own business. Maple Street…

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