What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.  This article was originally posted on January 10, 2018.   WHAT IS CDFI? Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to financial services for local residents and businesses, sharing a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low income communities.…

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Low-Budget Marketing Ideas for Small Business

This post was written by Ann Brown, editor at printmeposter.com.  Click here to read their blog. When you are an owner of a small business, your marketing opportunities may be rather restricted. The majority of campaigns require considerable money investment, which not every entrepreneur can afford. If you aren’t able to spend huge sums on…

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Oakland Holiday Campaign

Main Street Launch is proud to partner with the City of Oakland, Oakland Grown, the Oakland Chamber, and Visit Oakland to celebrate small businesses and shopping locally this holiday season.  The deadline for small businesses to sign up for free marketing by Oakland Grown is October 31, 2018.   Oakland Grown’s holiday campaign kicks off…

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Main Street Launch Fall Newsletter

As the end of the year gets closer, we are reflecting about the innovation that our clients, staff, and partners bring to their work. From business owners like Mandy Harper, owner of Wholesome Bakery, who wanted delicious food for people with restrictive food allergies and created a business to support her community, to our partners…

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