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
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
- Office Hours: October 30, 9am or 4pm Register
Step 3: Request a FREE Square Reader
Step 4: Complete your e-commerce website in no time!
Need Help? Have Questions? Contact Alicia, email@example.com
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!
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 una hora de tutoría virtual con Square para responder todas sus preguntas
- Horas de Tutoría: 29 de Octubre 9am o 4pm Haga su Cita
Paso 4: ¡Complete su pàgina web de E-commerce enseguida!
¿Nececite Ayuda? ¿Tenga Preguntas? Contacte a Lucero, firstname.lastname@example.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!
Shout out to these two small businesses that participate in the July program launch. Click their logos to see their Square Online Sites!
¡Felicitaciones a estos dos negocios pequeños de este programa en julio. Haga clic en los logos a ver sus páginas e-commerce en Square!
*Recording, Slides & Resources Now Available!*
Access to Capital & Debt Restructuring Workshop
Workshop Packet: Whether you registered and tuned in (or not) or you didn’t get a chance to register, you’re in luck: we recorded the workshop and have made it available for on-demand viewing. Also available are the presentation slides and links to resources mentioned during the workshop.
About: On August 27, Richmond Main Street and a panel of experts offered 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.
Sponsored by Richmond Main Street Initiative and Mechanics Bank. Featured Partners include Kiva, Working Solutions, Pacific Community Ventures, San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, Darya Sara Druch, experienced bankruptcy attorney, Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF), and UC Berkeley New Business Community Law Clinic.
Note: If you completed the RSVP form for this workshop, the link to the workshop packet has been emailed to you and you do not need to complete the access form. Please check your inbox for a message from us. If you are unable to locate this email, contact Alicia at email@example.com.
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