DeLoJe LLC’s CEO believes that small businesses are the life blood of a community. She was saddened by the number of small businesses that were closing their doors, and how their demise stripped many communities of convenient shopping, employment and community pride.
To this end, she has established Main St., a nonprofit division of DeLoJe LLC.
Main St. addresses DeLoJe’s social responsibility to improve the quality of life in communities by helping to build the capacity of businesses and organizations located within these communities.
We do this by
Reducing disparities and discrimination that exist for small and minority owned businesses (women, disabled, veteran, etc.) in two ways
Advocating on behalf of our customers, we ensure they have real roles in the region’s economic development.
Convening all stakeholders (i.e., businesses, government officials, funders) for meaningful interaction and engagement.
Servicing small, minority and disadvantaged businesses so they remain operational, increase their profits and improve their relevancy in the region’s economic development plans.
Decreasing community deterioration by assisting with the revitalization of communities’ business sectors
Main St provides proactive solutions versus reactive fixes that create exceptional results for businesses, communities and people.
Main St. solutions help small businesses keep their doors open, and help strengthen communities by ensuring there are thriving businesses along their main streets.
Our multifaceted capacity building services for organizational change and organization development include building adaptive, leadership, management, and technical capacity.
Main St. approaches are grounded in best practices for capacity building, but are customized to fit individual needs.
Main St. Solutions for Businesses includes Processes that help build operational capabilities to deal with day to day challenges and changes that help them thrive, add to the quality of the community they are located in.
Strategic planning and management
Fundraising strategic planning and management
Professional development and succession planning
Document Preparation Services
Business Support Services
Human Resource Consulting
Administrative Management and General Management
Main St. Solutions for Communities includes
Facilitation of processes that brings community together for collective impactful action and solutions
Assessing the economic environment of the region to help our customers understand how they fit in with the economic development plans
Main St. Solutions for People includes
Motivating individuals and teams to enhance ability, to increase skills and knowledge, and to encourage personal change.
Main St. services and tools are free to qualifying capacity level customers.
Clients for Main St. have included:
Legacy Arts Project Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. POORLAW LJS Publshing Group/Talk Magazine/TMAG 5A Elite Yoth Empowerment Larimer Consensus Group