Meet Our Clients: Nyum Bai

Nite came to Main Street Launch through a referral from La Cocina, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs that with affordable commercial kitchen space. Nite used the loan from Main Street Launch as starting capital, to buy equipment and pay her employees.   Coming to the United States as a refugee from Cambodia, Nite Yun opened…

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CDFIs: Types of CDFIs

CDFI Coalition is the lead organization in the United States promoting the work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs).  The Coalition represents CDFIs working throughout the country and coordinates industry-wide initiatives to increase the availability of financial services to low-income communities.  CDFI Coalition created a great chart to describe the different CDFIs, helping potential borrowers…

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5 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

This post was written by Steve Nicastro and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on July 5, 2017.  It is reposted here with permission. While some businesses may already have a strategy for hiring extra staff during the busy times, others are still figuring out their seasonal hiring needs and how to go about meeting those needs.…

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Get to Know Brooke Solomon

Katie Taylor, Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Brooke Solomon, Main Street Launch’s Loan Closing Manager.  Click here to read Brooke’s bio.   How did you come across Main Street Launch? I graduated from the UC Berkeley in 2017, and I immediately accepted an internship at Main Street Launch. I had always been…

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Meet Our Clients: BAS Consulting

Donald Stukes launched his second business, BAS Consulting, in 2009, offering management, scientific, and technical consulting. Currently, some of his clients include CalTrans of Southern California, the Department of Energy, and Battelle. BAS Consulting works with other consultants, bringing as many as six onto one project last year. Helping to connect other entrepreneurs with opportunities…

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