"Joyous entrepreneur"

- Howard,  Howard E. Consulting LLC

My name is Howard Edelbaum. I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the West Brighton Projects in Staten Island. I have always been a people person and thought I can use my creativity and networking skills to help other entrepreneurs.  My business, Howard E. Consulting, is a resource for small businesses and startups in the areas of operational improvement, business development, financial management, and marketing to grow their business. We help small businesses and start-ups to develop their growth plans, with a focus on accounting solutions for revenue growth using our 4D process.  We diagnose where you are at, design a program to move forward to the next level, deliver and implement a new program, and help you develop from there by creating new possibilities.

The Kiva loan will be used to develop social media and marketing plans.  I need to upgrade my website, do SEO and SEM, and produce marketing materials.

Kiva is a supportive community. I have found the support staff to be absolutely amazing.  In the business world, customer relationships are everything.  Isabela actually got back to me with questions I had before submitting my application. She returned my calls and texts promptly.

Kiva rocks! You are extremely responsive and supportive of small businesses - thank you.


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Kathinka K. Nakstad

Kathinka moved to San Francisco to pursue her BBA degree, with a major in marketing. Being form Norway, she time to time misses the different seasons (especially winters with snow). One of her hobbies consists of finding a part of a city and explore it for a whole day. Checking out cool boutiques, and the best places to eat. Two of her favorite places to visit are Budapest and Vienna. No wonder her dream job would be to travel the world and write about the places she visits.