Financing Your Small Business

Tuesday February 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Greenburgh Public Library| 300 Tarrytown Road Elsford, NY

Come to this Free Workshop by Score with a panel of lenders from Community Capital of New York, TruFund Financial Services, Excelsior Growth Fund, and Webster Bank. The key topics that will be discussed are microloans, small business loan options, and qualification requirements for a business loan.

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There is no cost to attend and light snacks will be available.

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Filling the Finance Gap: Business Lending Options (Part I) 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center | 332 E. Utica Street, Buffalo, NY

Do you need financing to start or grow your business? Are you looking to network with other small business owners? Join us for a lively discussion on financing options for your business! We will talk about the loan application and review process, and what lenders look for in a good application. Don't miss your chance to meet with local small business lenders, learn what small business loans are available to you, and ask questions specific to your business needs. 

Presented by Erie County IDA, Excelsior Growth Fund, PathStone Enterprise Center and WEDI

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments and food will be served. 

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Accessing Capital for Your Business

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
James J Peters VA Medical Center | 3rd Floor, Room 3-D-22 | 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY

At this panel learn about financing for your business and meet with financial institutions like Excelsior Growth Fundand the SBA as they Identify Programs and Benefits, to Start, Grow, and Develop your Small Business.

To register for the FREE workshop, or for additional information, contact Le’Mechele E. Small at 718-584-9000 ext. 3134 or

SBA Emerging Leaders 2018 Program

Applications Due Friday, February 23, 2018

SBA New York is accepting applications for its 2018 Emerging Leaders until February 23rd. Applicants are required to have the following:

  • Annual revenue between $400,000 and $10 Million
  • Be in business for at least three years
  • At least one employee in addition to the owner
  • Commit to attending classes one Tuesday evening every-other week for seven months from April to October
  • Be a key decision maker in the company
  • Commit to meeting with "CEO groups" outside of class to discuss relevant topics,

This is a great opportunity to learn more about your business and create a three-year growth plan while working with the SBA and its resource partners.

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Webinar - Access to Capital: 4 Tips for Winning Loan Applications

Wednesday, February 28 | 12:30 PM

In this 45-minute webinar presented by Excelsior Growth Fund, you'll learn everything you need to prepare to submit a small business loan application. Our expert advisors will also present advice from a lender's perspective, review how to improve your credit score, and provide details on debt service coverage. 

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Workshop - Access to Capital

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
3333 Broadway/ West 135th Street (Community Room) | Harlem, NY

Join Congressman Adriano Espaillat, for a workshop to help you access capital to reach your goals for your business. In this workshop, you’ll learn from three trusted, nonprofit community lenders how to access the money you need to start or grow your small business:

  • How to access transparent and affordable business loans
  • How to get loan ready
  • What to expect when applying for a business loan

Please Contact David Baily at or (212) 663-3900 to RSVP.