Seasonal Businesses Can Manage Cash Flow

This article originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. Some businesses see steady sales throughout the year, while others see their revenue concentrated into seasonal segments — think tax preparation offices or ski lodges. These businesses have particular challenges when it comes to managing cash flow, since expenses have to be paid throughout…

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What is strategy anyway?

  Paula Groves is Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President – Business Consulting.  She offers tips and advice to entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their small businesses.  This tip is about how to strategize to achieve your business goals.   Many small businesses are so concerned about their day-to-day activities like getting customers…

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Get to Know Rodney Clayton

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Assistant Vice President – Communications, interviews Rodney Clayton. Rodney is an entrepreneur himself and recently completed his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley. Click here for Rodney’s bio.   1.In what ways do you think Main Street Launch brings value to our communities? A lot of people don’t or can’t work a…

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Meet Our Clients: Bootstrap Kombucha

Bootstrap Kombucha is dedicated to producing ancient recipe kombucha using only the best ingredients.  Located in San Diego, Bootstrap Kombucha employees three people, Chef Susan McMillion, James Farnworth, and James’ son Ryen, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.  James knew he wanted his next entrepreneurial endeavor to be centered around kombucha, and he also wanted to open…

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Keeping Tabs on Your Credit Score

Monitoring your credit is an important activity that many people skip.  Your credit score, the three digit reflection of your creditworthiness, can have a big impact on various aspects of your financial life.   Access to loans and credit cards Creditors look at credit score to help them determine how likely you are to pay…

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