Launch helps creative business owners with financial organization & growth strategies, freeing them to focus on their vision.
Mary Gassen is a classically trained chef with an entrepreneurial heart. In 1995, she and her husband, Michael, opened San Francisco’s hugely popular Noe Valley Bakery & Bread Company, where Mary oversees the marketing, finance, and general administration of the business.
Over the next 20 years, Mary helped develop and launch a number of other culinary businesses, including a wholesale bakery serving the entire Bay Area, a second retail store in the East Bay and an ice cream shop in Mill Valley.
Mary created her consulting company, Launch, because she wanted to share her expertise as a successful small business owner with others. Her track record launching and growing new ventures and her passion for entrepreneurship allow her to offer clients something unique, expert advice from an owner's perspective. Mary believes passionately that vibrant cities are made up of interesting small businesses.
Launch's current client roster includes a women's co-working space, web designers, food trucks, restaurants, and bakeries, as well as other creative businesses.
How to Work With Launch
Mary's coaching programs create solid results for her clients, whether start-up or established business. Launch also has DIY services for very small businesses, to help them in their beginning stages.