Summer 2016 Newsletter

OBDC Small Business Finance believes that our unique partnerships and staff expertise are critical components to connecting our borrowers to the funding, education, and relationships they need to thrive. This year continues to be full of exciting new partnerships and staff contributions…

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Why Ignoring Cash Flow Can Kill Your Small Business

This article originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.     Businesses face many hurdles, especially when just getting started, and cash flow is near the top of the list. Even for profitable companies, it can be a challenge to make sure that more money is coming in every month than is going…

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Get to Know Maopepe Gaoteote

Katie Taylor, Main Street’s Assistant Vice President – Communications, interviews Maopepe “Mao” Gaoteote. Mao has over ten years of lending experience in wholesale and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Click here for Mao’s bio.    In what ways do you think Main Street Launch brings value to our communities? Aside from our ability to deploy capital,…

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Lending Circles to Build Your Credit

Karla De Leon is Main Street Launch’s Lead Business Advisor.  She offers tips and advice to entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their small businesses.  This tip is about how lending circles can support a small business owner who wants to establish or improve credit.   As a business owner, making sure you are…

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Introducing Venturize

This week Venturize launches, a campaign designed to help small business owners understand their financing options so they can make the best choice for their business.  Nationally, there are nearly 8 million small businesses owned by people of color and 11.3 million small businesses owned by women that help power their communities.  However, entrepreneurs of…

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