How to Get Your Business Out of Debt in 5 Steps

This article was written by Steve Nicastro and originally appeared on NerdWallet on May 17, 2017.  It is shared with permission. Debt is a necessary part of running a small business. A business loan, line of credit or a business credit card can help your company hire new employees, purchase equipment and finance growth. But…

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Meet our Clients: Luxurious Nail Boutique

Luxurious Nail Boutique prides itself on being culturally diverse, clinically clean, and client-centric.  Their staff of professional technicians are friendly and provide top-of-the-line work.  The business opened in January 2017, and now has three employees.   Richard offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs: “When you ask for money, make sure you can answer any question about…

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Resource for your business: Townsquared

At Main Street Launch, we believe strong partnerships are key to helping our clients start and grow small businesses that thrive, creating opportunity for the owners, their families, and their employees.  Townsquared is one of our valued partners in helping small businesses connect with each other.   Townsquared is a free online community just for…

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Meet our Clients: Beauty’s Bagel Shop

In Oakland and Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue is an artery of small business for almost the entire length of the street. Yet, there are still patches in the middle where entrepreneurs see opportunities to enter an untapped market. In these middle areas many entrepreneurs offer a niche variation of a product that reflects creativity and combines…

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Why you should close your books each month

We just closed our organizational fiscal year on June 30, so it seemed like a good time to reflect on the value of closing and reconciling your books for your small business.   A monthly close makes great sense for small businesses.  If you’re using an accounting software (we hope you are!), daily entries are…

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