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Steven Cohen

Steven Cohen is president of Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), which helps New York State small businesses grow by providing streamlined access to business loans and advisory services. Excelsior Growth Fund is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Steven has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Recent Articles Published by Steven Cohen


5 Questions Loan Officers Ask Seasonal Businesses

A loan can help seasonal businesses keep on top of their cash flow, even during offseason—but be sure you can answer these 5 questions before applying. Read more »


Last-Minute (and Year-Round) Tax Tips for Small Businesses

If you haven’t already filed your taxes, now is the time to get your information together to ensure that they’re filed on time and avoid costly penalties and unnecessary stress. It’s also the perfect opportunity to start organizing your taxes for the next filing season. Read more »


How Seasonal Businesses Can Better Manage Cash Flow

Managing your cash flow can be difficult if you run a seasonal business. These tips will help you learn how to better manage cash flow to optimize opportunities during the busy season, while also learning ways to save for the off-season. Read more »