3 Ways to Prep Your Business for Holiday Weekends

This post was written by Steve Nicastro and originally appeared on Nerdwallet on August 22, 2017.  It is reposted here with permission. Holiday weekends are a prime opportunity for small businesses, especially those in the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, to boost sales. Labor Day weekend, in particular, spurred more air travel in 2016 than…

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Meet Out Clients: Black Jet Baking Co.

Owned by Gillian Shaw Lundgren, Black Jet Baking Co. is a family-owned, neighborhood wholesale and retail bakery in Bernal Heights.  They specialize in classic American-style desserts and are now offering breads and breakfast items.   “Since I was a kid, I’ve loved baking, and my parents were good in the kitchen too, but I wasn’t…

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Hiring Employees

This post was written by Katie Taylor, Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects at Main Street Launch.   As your business grows, it becomes impossible to do it all yourself.  Hiring can be daunting, but having a simple plan and process can make it easier.  In this post we share a few of our…

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Meet our clients: Kenny’s Heart & Soul

In April 2014, Kenny Stuckey, an Army veteran, decided that he wanted to launch a food truck in order to be independent and to create something of his own. He and his partner Bill Voget began to research how to start a business, specifically a food truck, while selling chicken on street corners in Oakland…

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