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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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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