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,…

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…