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The Small Business Banker’s Guide to Alternative Financing

When your clients need financing to grow their businesses, they turn to you to help them find the product that will best fit their needs. For those that don’t qualify for a bank loan, alternative financing may be a good solution. To help you better navigate the alternative lending landscape and find the best financing options for your clients, we’re sharing our recently updated guide to alternative financing. This guide highlights several alternative financing options available [...]

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Online Business Apps

Even if your business is on a tight budget, there are numerous free, web-based resources available to help you stay organized, streamline communications, and optimize your online presence.  To help you navigate the seemingly endless sea of online business resources, we’ve compiled a list of five applications that can help your company achieve its goals without breaking the bank. 1. Project & Task Management Trello: Trello is an easy-to-use project and task management [...]

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Top 5 Items to Include in Your Growth Plan

Successful business owners know that a business plan is essential – it guides decisions early on and focuses investments later. What many business owners overlook is the value of also developing a growth plan. In this brief overview, Excelsior Growth Fund’s Business Advisory Services team reveals why a growth plan is important and what to include in yours. Key differences between business plans and growth plans While a business plan contains all of the key information needed to [...]

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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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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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