Small-Business Grants: Where to Find Free Money

This article  is written by Jackie Zimmermann and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. They say there’s no such thing as a free ride. In the world of small-business grants, you’ll pay your dues by searching websites, clicking out-of-date links, or struggling with government databases before finding a grant that suits your business goals.…

Invest In Neighborhoods: San Francisco

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee created an interagency partnership to strengthen and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts around the City, called Invest In Neighborhoods.  Main Street Launch is partnering with the City of San Francisco to serve these 25 neighborhoods with cheaper small business loan capital and business development services.   To learn more about the 25…

The Benefits of Veteran & Disabled Veteran Business Certifications

This piece was based on VetLikeMe’s April 14 blog post.  Click here to read that piece.   Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification can qualify your business for different benefits and better bidding positions for federal contracts.  In 2016, the federal government spent $472 billion.  Of that, $114 billion had…