Meet our clients: Degrees Plato

After being a beer salesperson for years, Richard Allen decided to do something different.  After careful planning and using his previous knowledge in the beer industry, Degrees Plato was born and started to operate on May 3, 2017.   “Opening a restaurant that sells alcohol is not an easy task,” explains Richard. “The biggest obstacle we…

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

This article was written by JACKIE ZIMMERMANN and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on October 10, 2017.  It is shared here with permission.   The impact of the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of over 145 million individuals has left many confused, frustrated and downright angry. And while massive attacks on large corporations make headlines, small…

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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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