The Smart Business Bundle with Doug Ludlow
Joining the Deep End is Doug Ludlow, CEO of Mainstreet. Today's conversation is about the unbundling and re-bundling of the smart bank and how the 35 million small businesses in the US can benefit from aggregating their business identity data in one place.
We talk about helping small businesses navigate PPP loans during COVID, discuss how startups can earn tax credits easily for things like research & development and other ways that Mainstreet can help restore America's economy coming out of the pandemic.
Doug was a particularly fascinating guest because he has spent his life between two worlds. There's the tech world, where he's been a senior employee at Google, AOL, and other iconic tech companies, and then there's the world of his upbringing: he grew up in a small, rural USA town t where farmers have been seeing their land get consolidated and sold off. His unique perspective led us to chat about the brain drain among US heartland cities and how the rise of remote work might enable talent to stay in more rural communities where they grew up.
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