Our Roots are in Oakland
We’re proud to support Oakland small businesses since 1979.
In our hometown, Main Street Launch operates as Oakland Launch. In Oakland, we are accelerating our effort to support diverse entrepreneurs and the businesses and local jobs they create, using business investment as a primary strategy for creating opportunities for low-to-moderate income Oaklanders to prosper in a rapidly changing city. In Oakland, Main Street Launch is committed to providing access to capital in parity with the community, supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts without displacement, and creating jobs for Oakland’s residents.
Small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000 (click here for our Oakland brochure).
Education & Relationships
Connection to a network of people and resources, including financial and business support services.
For more information about our services in Oakland, please contact our office at 510.830.3275 or contact us through our Loan Inquiry Form.
Affordable Capital for East Oakland
Main Street Launch is offering a special loan product with lower rates and flexible terms for businesses located in most parts of East Oakland. Click here for our one pager. For more information about whether or not these services are right for you, call Karla De Leon, Assistant Vice President – Economic and Business Development at 510.830.3226 or email her at email@example.com.
Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Main Street Launch is proud to be the host host of Alameda County’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
The Alameda County SBDC provides free, one-on-one consulting and trainings to more than 2,000 small businesses in the county each year. Areas covered include raising loan and investment capital, marketing, social media, technology, operations, accounting and industries such as food, restaurant and retail.
The Alameda County SBDC is a top performer in helping small businesses access capital. In 2016, ACSBDC clients raised over $31.5 million in new loans and equity (a record!).
For more information about if the Alameda County SBDC services are right for you, call Lee Lambert at 510.208.0410 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources For Your New or Existing Business
Alameda County SBDC
The Alameda County SBDC provides free, one-on-one consulting and trainings to more than 2,000 small businesses in the county each year. Areas covered include raising loan and investment capital, marketing, social media, technology, operations, accounting and industries such as food, restaurant and retail. Click here to sign up at no cost to you.
BusinessAdvising.org connects free expert advisers and mentors to entrepreneurs for tailored, hands-on assistance to grow businesses and create new quality jobs in their communities. Click here to sign up at no cost to you.
Townsquared is a closed social network that connects neighborhood small businesses to each other. This platform fosters collaboration among businesses and offers a place to share resources and information. Click here to join at no cost to you.
Localwise connects local people to jobs at local businesses. As small businesses are ready to make their first hire or grow their team, Localwise offers a local job community focused on building talent in small businesses. Click here to post a job.
Small Business Financing Options
Finding Local Resources for Your Business
Business Advising & Support