Resource for your business: The Hanger at The Flight Deck

Our partner The Flight Deck, a black box theater in the Heart of Downtown Oakland, has created new offerings for businesses like yours: they are inviting you to use their unique space by hosting team off-sites, large group meetings, and parties. Are you in need of a space for your next large meeting? If so,…

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How Can A Business Outreach Manager Help My Business?

I feel like small business owners are so used to being self-reliant that they have a hard time asking for help. Main Street Launch has a great network of partner organizations that specialize in a different aspects of small business assistance. By contacting me and letting me know what they need, I can be a great resource by directing small businesses to the right resource.

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How to Get a Small Business Loan in 5 Steps

This article was written by Steve Nicastro & Teddy Nykiel and was originally posted on Nerdwallet on August 25, 2017.  It is reshared here with permission.   Getting a business loan is a major hurdle facing small businesses, mainly due to tight lending standards by banks. But obtaining outside financing is often necessary to start…

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The Impact of Women-Owned Businesses

It’s Women’s History Month, and we look forward to celebrating the impact of women entrepreneurs. In this post, we share some basic statistics about women-owned businesses and ways to support women entrepreneurs.   The most recently available statistics come from the 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express, and SCORE’s Megaphone of Main Street:…

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Resource for your business: NerdWallet

Main Street Launch is proud to partner with NerdWallet­—a personal finance company on a mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decision. In today’s world where finance has become increasingly incomprehensible to the average person, NerdWallet is addressing a major need for clarity of information, enabling consumers to be make more informed financial…

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