Meet our client: Montesacro

At Montesacro they make Pinsa, an ancestor of pizza.  Their modern take on pinsa transforms the tradition of using leftover grains into their specially-blended flour that makes a dish that is low in calories and easy to eat.  The first Pinseria in the United States, Montesacro also offers a selection of international wine and beer…

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Exiting Your Family Business

Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President Robert Lattimore offers tips for entrepreneurs who are considering how to plan for their exit from their small business.   Family businesses make up about 89% of business tax returns from 24 million family businesses in the United States.  These family businesses employ 62% of the workforce (or 82…

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Meet our client: Reem’s

Reem’s is an Arab street corner bakery.  They bring the warmth of Arab hospitality through fresh baked bread.  Their specialty is man’oushe, a topped flatbread that you can share with friends or fold up and eat on the go, akin to a slice of pizza or burrito.   Reem’s isn’t just a business.  At the…

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Get to know Debra Peace

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Vice President – Marketing & Executive Projects, interviews Debra Peace, Main Street’s Office Manager.  Prior to joining the organization, Debra has served nonprofits for over ten years in a variety of roles.  Click here to learn more about Debra’s background.   How did you come across Main Street Launch? I was looking…

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Impacts of CDFIs

This post is part of our series about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).  Check out our other posts What are CDFIs? and Finding your local CDFI. Community Development Financial Institutions do work that support a variety of important impacts in our communities.  Some CDFIs focus on investing in affordable housing, others on investing in community…

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