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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Happy Veterans Day

Tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day.  We’d like to express our gratitude to veterans of all eras for their service, and recognize the veterans who continue to serve our communities as small business owners.   Across the country, veterans own 2.4 million businesses and in California has the most: 239,422 veteran-owned businesses statewide or 9.8%…

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Meet Our Clients: Taiwan Bento

Willy Wang and Stacy Tang, the owners of Taiwan Bento, decided to open their small business, they were not able to secure startup capital despite having great credit scores and both graduating from UC Berkeley’s business school with MBAs.  We are thrilled to support their business and watch it continue to grow and expand.  …

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