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Veterans Business Outreach Centers: Essential Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Starting and growing a successful small business takes discipline, project management and service skills, creative problem-solving abilities and more. Veteran entrepreneurs encompass all of these qualities along with leadership skills, tenacity and a can-do attitude gained from their military experience. There are outstanding financial and educational resources available to veteran business owners (as well as their spouses, parents and children) to help them start and grow a small business, [...]

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How to Grow Your Service-Based Small Business

While businesses with tangible outputs can simply produce and sell more products, it’s often more difficult for entrepreneurs in service-based businesses to envision ways to increase revenues, particularly if they typically offer their services on a per-hour or per-project basis. Excelsior Growth Fund spoke with Deb Boulanger, EGF Consulting Corps member and founder of The Great Do-Over and The Launch Lab for Women Entrepreneurs, a 12-week virtual business accelerator. Deb teaches [...]

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What are SBA Microloans

Among all of the small business loans that are available, one of the most popular for expanding businesses is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan. With loans typically ranging from $599 to $50,000, the SBA Microloan is the ideal loan for businesses that need modest funding to grow. In this brief article, Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) explains what SBA Microloans are, why they work so well for many small businesses and how to get one. What are SBA Microloans? The Microloan [...]

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Building a small business network

Successful entrepreneurs agree that building strong professional networks is imperative, but the reality for many small business owners is that it’s hard to find the time to build and nurture their networks. As a result, they miss out on valuable opportunities to learn from others and grow their businesses. To make it easier to focus valuable time on your business network, Excelsior Growth Fund’s Business Advisors compiled this list of ideas and resources that can help you target [...]

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Balancing Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

As the founder and majority owner of North East Atlantic Construction (NEAC), Nury Gomez knows a lot about the importance of building solid foundations. As she’s grown a successful business, she’s also learned that for women to balance the challenges of both motherhood and entrepreneurship, it’s essential to build solid foundations in their personal lives. Taking the leap Although she was formally educated as a journalist, Nury had long been interested in [...]

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