Exiting Your Family Business

Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President Robert Lattimore offers tips for entrepreneurs who are considering how to plan for their exit from their small business.   Family businesses make up about 89% of business tax returns from 24 million family businesses in the United States.  These family businesses employ 62% of the workforce (or 82…

What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.   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.   CDFIs can be banks, credit unions, loan funds,…

Get to know our staff: Jen Leybovich

Brooke Solomon, Main Street’s Data & Online Content Manager, interviews Jen Leybovich, Main Street’s Senior Vice President – Strategy & Development.  Prior to joining the organization, Jen completed her M.B.A. at Yale School of Management, where she focused on economic development & social enterprise and was a fellow at Nonprofit Finance Fund in the Lending Division. …

In Honor of Dr. King

On Monday our offices are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King’s birthday is now a national day of service, and we look forward to joining our community in service and remembrance.   Dr. King’s legacy is important and informs our work of creating access to capital and opportunities for communities…

New Year’s Resolution: Monitor Your Credit Score

As we move into 2017, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our small businesses finances and personal finances.  One tool to help you expand your capacity to access capital, grow your business, and achieve more financial success is to build up your credit score.  Luckily, there are some easy-to-access tools to…