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Yvette Richardson

Yvette Richardson, PE, LEED AP, NOMA, NSBE - Principal and founding partner at Sabir, Richardson & Weisberg Engineering & Architecture   As a certified electrical engineer, Yvette Richardson has spent more than 25 years in a field where diversity, in any sense, was often hard to find. Now, as principal and partner at Sabir, Richardson & Weisberg (SRW) – a certified minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) firm specializing in the architecture, [...]

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How to Finance Your Manufacturing Business

Small manufacturing businesses are a diverse and evolving driver of the U.S. economy. In fact, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy, proving that this sector continues to thrive. While the opportunities are tremendous, most entrepreneurs face a primary challenge in funding their manufacturing companies, as they tend to be more expensive to get off the ground than many other types of small [...]

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Using Financial Projections as a Tool to Drive Success

Your small business’s financial projections are among the most effective and powerful tools to guide growth. Using these figures can help you keep your business on track, monitor cash flow, and identify problem areas before they become serious. In this article, Excelsior Growth Fund’s team explains why it’s smart to use financial projections as a tool for growth and how to do so successfully. Why use financial projections? Business leaders, lenders and mentors consistently [...]

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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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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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