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Richmond Main Street Initiative is dedicated to strengthening Downtown Richmond’s economic base through business retention, targeted recruitment, social entrepreneurship and financing, trend monitoring and education, and new equitable development.

We actively partner with the local business community, anchor institutions, and service providers to provide a wide range of technical assistance services to small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs. Whether you’re the owner of an established enterprise who wants to revamp your business practices or you’re an entrepreneur ready to take the next step, Richmond Main Street is here to help.

Our Current Small Business Workshop Calendar

Free E-Commerce Site Support & Card Readers

with Square

Step 1: Watch recorded webinar ANYTIME (but before your virtual office hours appointment)

Step 2: Sign up for virtual office hours with Square Online Help, to get all your questions answered

Step 3: Request a FREE Square Terminal or Reader

Step 4: Complete your e-commerce website in no time!

Need Help? Have Questions? Contact Alicia, outreach@richmondmainstreet.org

Note: Steps 2 is optional, but highly recommended if you are new to e-commerce. Step 3 is optional, but highly recommended if you do not have a Square reader or need a new one.

Proudly sponsored by Richmond Main Street & Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with Square.

Square is also providing free credit card processing equipment to participants!

*More Office Hours Coming in September*

Get a head start: Watch the webinar & request your free Square Reader/Terminal

Ayuda Gratuita: Página Web E-Commerce

& Equipo con Square

Paso 1: Vea el seminario grabado cuando quiera (pero andes de participar en la tutoría)

Paso 2: Regístrese para uan hora de tutoría virtual con Square para responder todas sus preguntas

Paso 3: Pide un Lector o Terminal de Square GRATUITO

Paso 4: ¡Complete su pàgina web de E-commerce enseguida!

¿Nececite Ayuda? ¿Tenga Preguntas? Contacte a Lucero, ldeleon@rencenter.org 

Punto Importante: Pasos 2 y 4 no son requisitos, ¡pero se recomiendas altamente para un impacto máximo!

Orgullosamente patrocinado por Richmond Main Street y Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center en colaboración con Square.

¡Además Square está proveyendo procesadores para tarjetas de crédito gratuito! 

*¡Más Horas de Tutoria en Septiembre!*

Empiece ahora: Vea el seminario grabado y pida su equipamiento gratis de Square

*Save the Date*

Access to Capital & Debt Restructuring Workshop

Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Via: Zoom
About: Join Richmond Main Street and a panel of experts for a 2-for-1 small business financial health workshop: First, hear from local banks and community lenders about flexible, affordable working capital loans available and how to get your application approved. Then, learn about debt restructuring, bankruptcy options, and pro bono legal resources. Q&A with the experts and information about COVID19-related resources will also be provided.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
Sponsored by Richmond Main Street Initiative and Mechanics Bank. Featured Partners include Kiva and Darya Sara Druch.
Richmond Main Street Initiative is dedicated to strengthening Downtown Richmond’s economic base by hosting workshops and events for our small business and entrepreneur community. Big thanks to everyone who completed our 2020 Small Business Workshop survey. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we are working hard to plan a workshop calendar to fit your business needs.
Due to current coronavirus COVID19 pandemic, and per the current shelter in place guidelines, our office is closed until further notice, with our staff working remotely and available during our normal business hours of Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. The best way to reach us is via email or our website’s contact form. Kindly allow up to 5 business days for a response.

Our Work & Commitment Right Now

  • Monitoring the situation closely and adjusting our work to meet the needs of our community
  • Actively exploring web-based solutions to hosting meetings and workshops
  • Supporting our local businesses by engaging with our Downtown merchants and community partners to better understand the needs of our business community, promoting those that remain open, and connecting businesses with resources through our Community Resource Directory, weekly Main Street News & Small Business Mailer, and social media accounts Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Standing up for businesses on Macdonald Avenue and beyond through our membership in the California Main Street Alliance, collaboration with community partners and City departments, and contacting our elected representatives

Want to start a business? Need help with an existing business?

 Currently, our capacity to offer ongoing, direct business assistance is limited. However, we have very strong relationships and partnerships with a variety of service providers in the area. Whether you need help developing or revising your business plan, acquiring financing, finding a storefront space, or accessing other business resources, we are here to help! Tell us a little bit about your business needs and we will happily connect you with the resources you need.
Call (510) 236-4049 or email admin@richmondmainstreet.org.*
Please allow 2-3 business days for a response.
In the meantime, check out our Business Resources page for helpful links and sign-up to receive our Small Business Mailer:

Thank you to our economic vitality sponsors and partners

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