TriLinc Main Street USA: Support Small Business Across America1

Why Small Businesses?

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. They create two thirds of net new jobs2 and drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness. Over 58 million people3 work in small business. As of January 2020, there are more than 30 million small businesses4. Small businesses create jobs, spark innovation, and provide opportunities for many people to achieve financial success and independence.

SMALL BUSINESSES YOU CAN HELP

We have created this page to demonstrate our support for small businesses throughout the USA. As such, you will find links to small businesses from the recommendations of TriLinc investors and staff below. If you are interested in having your business shared here, or know of a firm that you would like to see posted, please contact Robert Kronman at rkronman@trilincglobal.com.

Abby Berkson Ceramics

Abby Berkson is a ceramic artist based in Easthampton, Massachusetts who makes homemade, one-of-a-kind pieces that become cherished parts of daily life.
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Eleanor's Bookshop

Eleanor’s Bookshop is more than a children’s bookstore; it is a symbol of the importance of literacy in the Tulsa community. Children will come for a book, stay for a story time, and leave with an excitement for reading. Young adults can explore the shelves of books that were curated just for them. Parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, family members and friends can pick out a book for their loved one with the help of Eleanor’s knowledge staff.
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Flags of Valor

Since its start in 2015, Flags of Valor grew from a two-person garage operation to a nationally heralded veteran manufacturing company. Founded by two veteran special operations pilots, FOV specializes in hand-built wooden products that showcase American values. At its creation, they dedicated Flags of Valor to being American-made, empowering veteran hands, and robustly giving back to charity. They’ve proven this commitment by creating more than 65 Veteran jobs, raising $1,050,000 for veteran and first responder charities, and delivering over 97,000 hours of American manufacturing labor.
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Frame the Message

Founded by teacher and skilled graphic recorder Taryl Hansen, Frame the Message offers a dynamic learning process to bring energy and clarity to presentations. Utilizing graphic recordings, Frame the Message is able to capture the big ideas during presentations and capture the most salient points. The end product is a series of visual images on a set of 3 x 5 boards set up in your presentation space. Ideas are shared at a rapid pace and put into context that an audience can hold on to.
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Iolani Sportswear

In 1953, the Kawakami family started Iolani Sportswear, a unique Hawaiian Island based clothing manufacturer, using local island prints, designs, and textures. Now with a retail store, “Iolani on Kona Street”, the Iolani team takes the creative lead of clothing prints and styles made in Hawaii and sold throughout the United States and the world.
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Kindom Shop

Kindom Shop is a clothing brand started in 2017 that offers sustainable, eco-friendly fashion focusing on a balance between materials, resources, design, labor, people, and the environment. Kindom is a sustainable brand, meaning the labor, materials and efforts that go into creating high-quality clothing are from a group of individuals who care about quality, health, and the environment. Kindom uses organic, recycled and plant-based materials such as organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, tencel and recycled polyester. Not only are the clothing items sustainable and compostable, the packaging and bags are too. Kindom = long lasting, ecofriendly, and high-quality fashion.
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Natural Feeling Spa

With over a decade of experience in esthetics, Ms. Adina Diaz decided to create Natural Feeling Spa and boutique, located in the Third street shopping district in downtown Los Angeles. Adina challenges the status quo and redefines beauty and care by offering an uplifting and luxurious spa experience and product line that is both eco-friendly and fully inspired by Mother Nature. Adina feels passionate about helping her clients develop a consistent and nourishing skincare routine. She is working very hard to create a community that values the wellness of a sustainable lifestyle in Los Angeles and beyond.
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O’beehave Naturals

Beginning as a small artisan product line, O’beehave offers hair and skin products with the mission of healing any damages and imbalances produced by petroleum and synthetic based ingredients sold on the mass market. O’beehave offers simple, essential oil and mineral based products formulated by a trained AVEDA stylist and an organic cosmetic chemist. They have created products offering multiple benefits, simplifying hair, face, beard, and body needs. Mindful of the environment, all of O’beehave Natural’s products come in non-plastic packaging.
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Silver Spring Wellness

Silver Spring Wellness is a holistic healthcare practice located in midtown Manhattan, the heart of NYC. The practice integrates acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic care and nutrition to provide patients with optimal health and well being. With a combined experience of over 50 years, this expert team provides services that support the New York performing arts community, broadway shows, dance companies, television and movies.

Dr. Sabbath McLean DAOM practices Chinese medicine using Acupuncture, Tui Na, Moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medical nutrition to help patients achieve balance and optimal health. Dr. Joe Conger PT is a physical therapist who specializes in dance medicine and rehabilitative pilates. His unique approach to physical therapy and self care helps artists to perform at their best. Dr. Vincent Portera DC rebalances the body through Chiropractic care and nutrition.
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Union Hall Supply Company

Union Hall Supply Company in Saratoga Springs, New York offers unique men’s clothing and supplies in a beautiful brick and mortar building as well as online. Known for a carefully curated selection of quality merchandise, the store prides itself on an easy and effortless shopping experience, and a delight with the latest fashionable items for men. The store takes pride in the great fitting of its clothing selection and will be offering giveaways during opening days and launch parties.
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Woke Wick

Woke Wick has been crafting hand-poured candles since the beginning of 2020. This small business thrives off educating consumers by being transparent with their offerings and their goals. The candles are the highest quality of vegan and all natural essential and fragrance oils. The wicks are made of 100% high grade hemp and beeswax. The wax is the most pure and luxurious coconut-soy wax blend available. Every candle is packaged in 100 % recycled material.
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Why We Help

One of TriLinc’s core beliefs is that the key to a thriving economy rests with growing and sustainable small businesses. These businesses are vital employers in small towns across America and many are self-employed, which is their only source of income for their family. The COVID-19 Virus has struck a devastating blow with catastrophic consequences to those very businesses and they need help.

How You Can Help

A new survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Center reports that 92% of small business employers are negatively impacted by the coronavirus, an escalation from 76% just days earlier.5 With continued uncertainty around “re-opening” many of these businesses are in danger of closing permanently. Above, we have provided links to small businesses in towns from across the United States which could benefit from your patronage.

In addition to supporting the small businesses listed on this site, here are immediate ways you can help:
  • Buy a gift card for a friend or relative and encourage them to buy for someone else
  • Order takeout to support your local restaurants
  • Consider doing your holiday shopping online now
  • Purchase a DIY kit or virtual consultation from your favorite hair salon
  • Post a positive social media “shout out” to your favorite local business
  • Need soap? Visit a local artisan site instead of buying a national brand
  • Support niche groceries in your community
  • Support independent bookstores by purchasing online
  • Donate your expertise with a free consultation

Be encouraging, positive, and inspiring - it is the American way!


 


 

DISCLAIMERS & FOOTNOTES


1This information is for general purposes only and does not represent a recommendation or offer of any particular security, strategy, or investment. Businesses noted are not those in which TriLinc or its investment vehicles have invested in or that TriLinc is recommending for investment.
2United States Small Business Administration - About SBA 5/4/2020
3United States Small Business Administration - SBA Information & Facts 5/5/2020
4United States Small Business Administration - SBA Information & Facts 5/5/2020
5National Federation of Independent Business – Trends and Research 5/08/2020