Profit and Loss: Why Some Industries Fare Better Than Others

This article was written by Steve Nicastro and originally appeared on NerdWallet on October 24, 2017.  It is reshared here with permission. Picture this: You open up a bistro and enjoy some early success. Everyone wants to try the new hotspot. A few months later, two similar restaurants open nearby, and they take a deep…

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Meet our clients: Inside-Out Bar

Seth Sundberg, owner of Inside-Out Bar, has always been entrepreneurial.  He played professional basketball, worked in real estate, and had several other professional roles that allowed him to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit.  Seth started Inside-Out Bar in May 2015 after serving five years in prison. While serving his time, Seth created a new food product…

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Resource for your business: Uptima Business Bootcamp

The Bay Area is full of great resources for your business.  Main Street Launch is proud to partner with Uptima Business Bootcamp.  Our Entrepreneurs in Residence work through Uptima’s program, and many of our loan clients have completed the program in preparation for their loans.     Uptima Business Bootcamp is dedicated to giving entrepreneurs…

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Advocacy for and with CDFIs

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mission-driven financial institutions that serve communities and individuals who have not yet had access to traditional financial services, like bank loans.  Our organizations typically are focused on serving our clients, so we rely on the work of other organizations to do larger advocacy work that will benefit our clients…

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