Business Resources Library

Small business bookkeeping best practices

Mastering the basics of bookkeeping can prepare you to take your business to new heights and build a solid foundation for your business’s financial management. Whether you’re just getting started with your bookkeeping system or need a refresher on the basics, our 45-minute webinar will benefit your business. EGF Consulting Corps member Alek Marfisi (Upwind Strategies) shows you how to easily organize your financial information and use bookkeeping to make informed decisions for your [...]

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When and How to Prepare for a Small Business Loan

All businesses need capital to grow, and the questions of when and how to apply for loans are two that many small business owners ask.  In this article by the Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) Business Advisory Services team, we look at how to determine when an existing small business needs funding and steps to help you prepare an application and increase your likelihood of approval.     1. Evaluate your business’s funding needs As your business grows, you may find yourself [...]

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Social media for small business

Christopher Villari is a communications professional with over a decade of experience as a marketing and social media consultant and manager. EGF asked Christopher to share his tips on how to use social media to accomplish your small business marketing goals. Small business owners have many options when it comes to marketing their business. Each channel can reach a wide variety of audiences, but most come with a cost. Social media is an inexpensive option that gives you a direct line to [...]

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