Bayview: Luxurious Nail Boutique

We’re thrilled to support innovative, community-focused small businesses in San Francisco.  One new business that is scheduled to open soon is Luxurious Nail Boutique.  Owned by Richard Washington, Luxurious Nail Boutique will will offer full mani/pedi service, along with waxing, threading and custom nail design from a group of technicians reflecting San Francisco’s cultural and…

Meet Our Clients: Acumen Building Enterprise

Walter E. Allen, a Navy veteran, started Acumen Building Enterprise in 1994 to help pay for graduate school.  That small one-person consulting firm became a corporation in 2002.  Acumen now has 40 employees and works with major transit agencies across the country to provide transit and transportation infrastructure development coupled with strategic technology solutions designed…

Meet Our Clients: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha is dedicated to producing ancient recipe kombucha using only the best ingredients.  Located in San Diego, Bootstrap Kombucha employees three people, Chef Susan McMillion, James Farnworth, and James’ son Ryen, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.  James knew he wanted his next entrepreneurial endeavor to be centered around kombucha, and he also wanted to open…

Investing in African American Entrepreneurs

In 2016, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program, Main Street Launch developed additional programs and services specifically designed to support African American small business owners in Oakland and San Francisco.     San Francisco Small Business Week Main Street Launch is proud to have partnered with the San Francisco African American Chamber…