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Top 5 EGF Business Resource Articles of 2018

With the New Year right around the corner, it's time to start planning for the year ahead. To help you plan and continue down the road to success in 2019, we’ve rounded up our top five business resource articles from 2018. With these articles, you will learn our best tips and advice on how to boost your working capital, manage your cash flow, improve your credit score, prepare a winning loan application, and avoid common financial challenges. Up Your Small Business Working Capital Game  [...]

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Outsourcing Elements of Your Business

Nearly every small business owner reaches a point where they realize more help is needed. Determining what kinds of roles need to be filled, when to fill them and how to do so are among the most significant decisions that business owners make, in large part because  hiring and training new employees can be costly and time-consuming. For many small businesses, it makes sense to outsource certain parts of their operations. In this article, Excelsior Growth Fund’s Business Advisory [...]

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Finding Your Niche

In recent years, the marketplace has shifted from “one-size fits all” products and services to more customized and unique offerings. Unlike many large companies that target the masses, these niche businesses cater to highly defined customer markets that often go over-looked by their large competitors. Though niche businesses can be extremely profitable, many entrepreneurs often question if it’s worth pursuing a business that appeals to such a specialized and precise target [...]

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Advice From Family Run Businesses

Family-run businesses are in a unique position: they must navigate common business challenges alongside challenges from close, personal relationships. It takes a strong bond to successfully grow a business with a spouse or family member, and the lessons learned along the way can benefit any business owner. Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) is proud to have worked with several family-run businesses that have grown by playing off one another’s strengths. Two couples in particular have found [...]

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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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