Meet our clients: Water Saver Solutions

Chuck Bragdon, retired United States Navy Chief, founded Water Saver Solutions (WSS) in 2008. What started out as a home improvement project in Southern California to help people save money and conserve water is now so much more.   Water Saver Solutions is a federally-certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Chuck discovered Veteran…

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Meet our clients: Threadz Culture + Fashion

In 2017 Chris and Maurion joined Main Street Launch’s Entrepreneur in Residence program to grow their knowledge and expertise on the business part of their business.   “We jumped in head first when we opened the store, learning the ins and outs as we went. Now we have a better understanding about why things work…

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Main Street Launch receives $2.2 million from Bank of America in support of veteran entrepreneurs

Of the veteran-owned companies served by Veteran Launch, 54% have been new businesses; despite the fact most traditional lenders will not consider funding startups.  New businesses help keep neighborhoods thriving, and Main Street Launch is uniquely suited to support these businesses as they work to achieve their goals.  Singer said, “Veterans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and we are thrilled to support these small business owners in starting and growing their businesses.”  To learn more about the veteran-owned companies Main Street Launch supports, please visit: veteranlaunch.org/client-spotlights.

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Happy PRIDE Month!

Main Street Launch is proud to support LGBT-owned small businesses.  A report from NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) shows that the U.S. has an estimated 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses that create/sustain 33,000 jobs and contribute $1.7 trillion to the economy.  Not surprising, California has the highest number of certified LGBTBEs (LGBT…

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Get to know Andrea Ramirez

Katie Taylor, Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Andrea Ramirez, Business Outreach Manager.  Andrea comes to Main Street Launch with a diverse background include affordable housing and tenants rights and GIS mapping.  Click here to read Andrea’s bio. How did you come across Main Street Launch? After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2016,…

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