Success Stories

Heavenly Flowers Too and Heavenly Flowers 3 - Amityville, NY

After years spent working in her sister’s flower shop, Maria Cruz invested her savings to open a floral business that she named Heavenly Flowers Too (after her sister’s shop, Heavenly Flowers) in Amityville, New York, in 2009. She brought passion, experience and fresh ideas, but lacked knowledge in critical areas like credit management and bookkeeping. Despite her challenges, six years later she used her savings to open another shop, Heavenly Flowers 3. Soon, though, the excitement [...]

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Advanced Automation Corporation - Rome, NY

Monday, February 27, 2017
Advanced Automation Corporation - Rome, NY

David Tyler, CEO of Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC), a family-owned company providing services to the Department of Defense and defense contractors, knew he had a significant competitive advantage in submitting a proposal for the production of sit-and-stand desks. “This project required customization, which bigger companies don’t do,” said David, “so we bid on the project, and won.” Winning the project with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, [...]

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Buffalo Boss - Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Buffalo Boss - Brooklyn, N.Y.

“EGF rescued us and is helping us pay off those high interest loans at rates that are almost half what we were paying. Just as importantly, EGF pointed out pitfalls in the way we were doing business.” - Jamar White, co-founder and owner of Buffalo Boss.    Sometimes, even the hottest business can use a little help. Founded in 2010 with the help of some friends and family, Buffalo Boss has been a Brooklyn-based success story. The quick service restaurant serves [...]

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Heavenly Flowers Too - Amityville, N.Y.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Heavenly Flowers Too - Amityville, N.Y.

“There’s such a freedom attached to this program,” Cruz says.  “I am saving quite a bit of money, which I can put back into the business. It’s amazing, when you consider that I had been directing everything to pay off those online loans.” The SmartLoan™ application process is intended to take applicants less than 30 minutes to complete. A team decides on the loan in 48 hours, and approved loans are funded within five days.  Maria Cruz opened [...]

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Dan & John’s Wings - New York, N.Y.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Dan & John’s Wings - New York, N.Y.

“Overall, the experience was great. David Hanold and the whole EGF team helped make our dream possible. They were flexible, fast and efficient—everything you want when starting a business. Plus, they made it stress free. It was a pleasure to work with them.”  -Patrick Haidon, co-owner with Dan Borowski and John Henninger, Dan & John’s Wings, Manhattan, NY.    Three guys found their Buffalo connection at Brooklyn’s massive [...]

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