In this newsletter
- Veteran Launch Update
- Credit Tip
- Advising Corner: Make 2018 Less Stressful
- Meet our Clients: Water Saver Solutions
- Welcome To Our Newest Clients
Veteran Launch Year-End Update
As we near the end of the year, we are celebrating the partnerships and collaborations that help veteran-owned small businesses start and grow.
We’re grateful to JPMorgan Chase for their $1.2 million investment into Veteran Launch. We look forward to leveraging this resource to support more veterans throughout California. Click here to read our press release.
Through Main Street Launch’s 2017 CDFI Fund award, Veteran Launch has $230,405 in loan capital designated for small businesses operating in California’s three Persistent Poverty Counties: Imperial, Fresno, and Tulare. If you or any entrepreneurs you know could benefit from these programs, please contact us.
We celebrated Veterans Day with several Sacramento-area veterans and partners, includingCalifornia Capital Financial Development Corporation, Women Veterans Alliance, Region IX VBOC, and The Capital Region SBDC. Thanks to our partners for co-hosting Salute to Service with us, and thank you also to the Sacramento Kings for collaborating on the event.
To date, we’ve funded 53 veteran-owned companies with $7.3 million of loan capital. These businesses have created and sustained 500 jobs, offering opportunities to other veterans as employees and as vendors.
If you have questions about your business development, don’t hesitate to give us a call. If we can connect you with resources to help you, we will.
Click here to download our 2017 flyer, and please forward it to any veterans and military spouses you know who may need support for their small business.
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Advising Corner: Make 2018 Less Stressful
Veteran Launch is a program of Main Street Launch. Main Street Launch’s Assistant Vice President – Economic & Business Development Karla De Leon offers the following small business tip.
We’re reaching the end-of-the-year frenzy. Everyone is trying to close out the year on a strong note while maintaining a semblance of work/life balance. If we’re being honest, it can be a stressful time. It’s easy to recognize the common stressors: long hours, heavy workloads, and tight deadlines. As a business owner, those three stressors are common occurrences year-round that get heightened certain times of year.
As the holiday season comes and goes, let’s take some time to think about how to make next year more prosperous and less stressful with these three tips:
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Meet Our Clients: Water Saver Solutions
Chuck Bragdon, retired United States Navy Chief, founded Water Saver Solutions (WSS) in 2008. Chuck reflects on his military service every day as an entrepreneur: “I learned many skills in the Navy. My management and leadership capabilities were shaped by my service there. I believe my purpose in life is to coach and mentor. I encourage each staff member to think like mini-entrepreneurs. It allows for creative ideas, and it increases our capabilities.”
Welcome To Our Newest Clients
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