2018 Veteran Entrepreneurship Freedom Summit
In this newsletter
- Veteran Launch update
- Credit Tip
- Advising Corner: Getting Your Business Online
- Meet our Clients: Tytanium Ideas
- Welcome To Our Newest Clients
Veteran Launch Fall Update
As we near the end of summer, we are celebrating the partnerships and collaborations that help veteran-owned small businesses start and grow. This year Veteran Launch has attended a number of conferences, workshops, and events targeting veteran entrepreneurs, received referrals from other veteran support organizations across the state, and connected our clients with tailored resources to help their businesses grow.
To date, we’ve funded 49 veteran-owned companies in California with $6.7 million in small business loans. Those businesses have created and sustained 473 jobs, offering opportunities to other veterans as employees and as vendors.
If you have questions about your business development, don’t hesitate to give us a call. If we can connect you with resources to help you, we will.
Click here to download our 2017 flyer, and please forward it to any veterans and military spouses you know who may need support for their small business.
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Advising Corner: Why Your Online Presence Matters
Veteran Launch is a program of Main Street Launch. Main Street Launch’s Assistant Vice President – Economic & Business Development Karla De Leon offers the following small business tip.
For a lot of businesses who have been around for a while, managing a website and social media seems unnecessary. You’ve been in business just fine without it, so why start now?
Answer: Because you’re missing out on potential customers.
Most businesses are interested in acquiring new customers and increasing revenues. One common way businesses are missing out on new customers is by NOT maintaining and growing their online presence.
More and more people are looking to the internet to help them make decisions about where to eat, shop, and play. If you aren’t online, they can’t find you. Think about people walking down the street. How often do you see people looking at their phones and rarely looking up? Relying on foot traffic for customer acquisition is a thing of the past.
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Meet Our Clients: Tytanium Ideas
Tyler Campbell, Air Force veteran, wanted to start his own marketing firm to be able to make decisions on his own terms. “I wanted to benefit from my own hard work and provide jobs for others,” Tyler explains. In 2010 he launched Tytanium Ideas, a full-service digital marketing firm devoted to client service and educating and delighting their community with strategies that produce results. Their clients’ successes show the customized and creative solutions that Tytanium Ideas offers.
Tyler’s military experience has helped him as an entrepreneur: “Because of our training veterans have the discipline to keep going and the mental fortitude and grit to take on challenges.”