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Meet the Team: Gina Monteleone

Friday, January 11, 2019
Gina Monteleone

EGF Loan Representative Gina Monteleone is your go-to source for any questions about our loan products and application process. Gina assists business owners before they get started on their applications, and as questions come up while applying. Get to know more about Gina and how she works with business owners. What is your role at EGF? I joined Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) and its affiliates in July of 2018. In my position, I work primarily with potential clients before and during their loan [...]

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Meet the Team: Aissatou Bah

Friday, January 11, 2019
Aissatou Bah

Every day, EGF Assistant Vice President Aissatou Bah works with clients to help them receive the financial and educational resources they need to grow their business. Throughout her 10 years of experience in business development and advisory services, Aissatou has developed strong relationships with her clients by working closely with them to help them reach their business goals. Get to know more about Aissatou and why she loves working with small businesses. What is your role at EGF? I am an [...]

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Top 5 Articles to Prepare for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and for many small businesses these busy months can be the most profitable time of the year.  In 2016 alone, the holiday season represented 28.6 percent of annual sales for some retailers. While the holidays represent enormous opportunity for businesses to boost their sales, they can also be stressful and demanding. Supporting your clients through this critical time period not only helps them succeed, it’s also a great way to solidify strong relationships [...]

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Top 5 Article to Share With Your Clients

At Excelsior Growth Fund, our mission goes beyond providing access to capital for small business owners. We also help business owners prepare for long-term success by providing them with the support they need to become eligible for traditional financing in the future. Through our one-on-one business advisory services and our vast array of financial education articles in our Business Resource Library, we help business owners improve their financials and operations for sustainable growth. When [...]

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Ready to Refinance: A Closer Look at the EGF SmartLoan

For small businesses, unaffordable debt can be debilitating. At best, owners struggle with tight cash flow. At worst, they become trapped in a debt cycle that’s virtually impossible to break.  Because of this, nearly a quarter of small businesses that apply for funding today do so to refinance debt.* This debt is frequently incurred from credit cards, predatory online loans, or simply conventional loans at higher rates than the borrower would qualify for today. NYBDC has historically [...]

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