Meet our clients: Secession Art & Design

Secession Art & Design opened their Mission Bernal location in August 2007 and has since grown to represent over 70 independent artists and designers.  Their retail location is a gallery, boutique, and workspace, creating a non-traditional storefront that allows customers to see art being made in-house by Heather Robinson and to experience shows curated by…

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This Holiday Season #shoplocal and #shopsmall

The majority of people who live and work in Oakland and San Francisco work for small companies and organizations.  It’s important as we get closer to a big shopping season to make active choices about where you put your dollars.   Small businesses are the backbone of our local economies, but they also invest heavily…

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Meet our clients: The Philoglots

The Philoglots is a new business  that opened in October 2016. Josee and her husband Gregory connected with Veteran Launch during the startup phase of their business. Her husband and partner at the Philoglots served in the Gulf War when he was 18 years old.   “My experience with Veteran Launch was awesome. I had…

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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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