Meet our clients: Freedom Makers

Freedom Makers provides virtual assistant services to small business owners, with the services performed by military spouses.  Freedom Makers is providing exceptional service to two audiences: business owners who need help managing their bookkeeping, marketing, and client communications (and more!) and military spouses who lack other work opportunities that are as mobile as they are.…

CDFIs: Persistent Poverty Counties

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) support local economies by investing in under-invested areas.  Main Street Launch is proud to be a CDFI serving low-to-moderate income communities in Oakland and San Francisco.   The CDFI Fund identifies counties across the country that experience “persistent poverty” (defined as any county that has had 20% or more of…

Resource for your business: Alameda County SBDC

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about Alameda County SBDC.   Norcal SBDC The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (Norcal SBDC) is a nonprofit network made up of 12 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses in every aspect, providing entrepreneurs with one-on-one advising and low cost training.  …

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…