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SBA Awards Excelsior Growth Fund $750,000

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Excelsior Growth Fund awarded a $750,000 check from the SBA

 “We are proud to be partners with Excelsior Growth Fund in delivering valuable assistance in order to start and grow local small businesses,” Syracuse Small Business Association (SBA)  executive director Bernard J. Paprocki said in a press release in February. Paprocki recently awarded a $750,000 check to Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) CEO Pat MacKrell for their dedication to helping businesses in New York grow.  Recently, EGF has started a microloan program to help [...]

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Excelsior Growth Fund in the News - Forbes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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“EGF doesn’t think business owners should have to sacrifice high-interest loan rates in order to secure capital,” says Women @ Forbes contributor Autumn Adeigbo. Earlier this month, Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was featured in “Non-Traditional Funders Give Entrepreneurs A Leg Up” on Forbes. In the article, Adeigbo points out that 27% of businesses aren’t able to secure the funding necessary to run their business. We’re excited to be listed as one of the [...]

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Excelsior Growth Fund in the News - NerdWallet

Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was recently featured in an article produced by Nerdwallet, an online resource offering financial advice. The article features EGF as a part of Nerdwallet’s list of the 13 best nonprofit lenders in the U.S. It highlights nonprofit lenders as being beneficial to small business owners because of their mission-focused practices, ability to lend to start-ups, and offering of pro bono consulting and training to help businesses. In addition to Excelsior Growth Fund [...]

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Excelsior Growth Fund in the News - Pace University

Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was recently featured at a conference hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Pace University’s Small Business Development Center. The conference sought to provide information and resources to small businesses that are overlooked by mainstream banks for accessing funds. Excelsior Growth Fund was one of six Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) present at the conference, each sharing in their mission of providing financial services [...]

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We're Proud Sponsors of 'The Pitch'!

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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If you're a minority or woman with a great business in the Buffao area, you could qualify to win $10,000 to take your plans to the next level! We've teamed up with 43North, the City of Buffalo, and ECIDA to bring "The Pitch," a new business plan competition for minority- and women-owned businesses in Erie County, NY.  The competition is designed to elevate the profile of minority and women business owners in the city of Buffalo, provide a competition that is open to all business [...]

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