Resource for your business: ICIC

Inner City Capital Connections program is offering Main Street Launch clients an opportunity to apply for their program that is designed to help small businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment.     Their 40-hour curriculum combines targeted executive education sessions, including best practices in strategy, sales, marketing,…

Small Business Week Takeaways 2017

Main Street Launch was proud to participate in a variety of Small Business Week events in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco this year.   Five of our clients were honored at Small Business Week events: The City of Oakland honored two of our clients as Legacy Businesses: Gill’s Electric Company and Everett and Jones Barbeque.…

Celebrating Memorial Day

At Main Street Launch and Veteran Launch, we are honored to work in support of veteran-owned and military family-owned small businesses across California.  As we reflect on the purpose of Memorial Day, we want to share some of the amazing impacts that veterans make in our communities.   Veterans are 45% more likely to be…

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…

Meet Our Clients: Millennium Family Entertainment Center

Millennium Family Entertainment Center in Yuba City features laser tag, bumper cars, a large play area, an arcade, and more, offering a one-stop location for safe, fun options for people of all ages.  They’ve partnered with a high-speed kart racing business next door, giving adults additional options for fun.  Sara and Amy incorporated as an…