Steve Cohen with New York SBA District Director Beth Goldberg We are proud to announce that Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) has been recognized as the Financial Services Champion of The Year by the New York SBA District for our work as an innovator in providing loans and advisory services to New York State’s small businesses.  EGF President Steve Cohen accepted the award at a ceremony this week, along with eight other exemplary businesses and organizations recognized in various [...]

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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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A Look Under the Hood EGF's Online Loan Application

At Excelsior Growth Fund, we value transparency. We believe that being upfront and honest is essential when working with clients and partners. Instructions in loan applications can be vague, lengthy and difficult to comprehend. Our process is different!  That’s why we’re offering a look under the hood at our online loan application. What makes EGF's process so easy? We’re proud to be a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that offers a loan product and [...]

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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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