Melissa del Bosque and Todd Miller launched The Border Chronicle, a reported newsletter offering original reporting and analysis from the U.S.-Mexico border, with support from the Substack Local program. Facing the end of their financial support from Substack, the team knew that becoming financially sustainable and creating new revenue streams was critically important to their survival.
Melissa and Todd also had questions about which business structure would best suit their needs. They needed to build an accurate budget and a reliable accounting system to ensure they could keep track of their expenses and contributors. Bottom line, Melissa and Todd applied to the lab to build the financial structure to support and sustain their important journalism.
"I Can Probably Get Way Too Ambitious And Load A Bunch Of Things On Myself And Then Get Really Discouraged. I Think This Lab Really Helped Me Look At The Business More Incrementally, And Realize It’S A Marathon And Not A 100-Yard Dash."
Melissa del Bosque
Co-founder, The Border Chronicle