The two sisters and owners of Awesome Bars, Leah and Stefanie Melnik, were inspired to start their business after getting awesome feedback about their tasty and wholesome snacks from their family and friends. This lead them to creating an actual business plan because they already had a great product. They worked with Urban Solutions in writing their business plan, and after they weren’t receiving a loan from banks, they were referred to Main Street Launch (then OBDC).
“After we went through months of getting the run around from the bank we were trying to get a loan from, working with Main Street Launch was a dream. They understood where we were coming from as a small business and knew that we needed a loan with a fast turn around time,” Stephanie said. They used their loan for working capital and purchasing equipment to improve efficiency.
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