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The Basics of Business Acquisition Loans

October 25, 2022

As Baby Boomers approach retirement and after two years of increased burnout resulting from the Pandemic, experts are expecting to see significantly more business owners opting to sell. For those looking to become an entrepreneur while avoiding much of the risk associated with starting a completely new business, there could be no better time than the present.
 

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Should a Second SBA Loan Be Your First Choice for Additional Funding?

September 7, 2022

Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are typically the best financing options for small business owners looking to start or grow their business. They are backed by the SBA and come with various loan amounts, low interest rates, flexible spending options, and extended repayment periods. And while many owners have turned to financial institutions such as BayFirst for a small business loan since the SBA was established in the 1950’s, not all are aware that they can have multiple should their business require it – but there are some qualifications.
 

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8 Myths About Small Business Loans

August 3, 2022

While most are aware of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the loans it funds to provide small business owners the capital they need to start or expand their businesses, many misperceptions exist about SBA loans themselves – from eligibility requirements to applying, terms, uses and more. To help set the record straight and ensure business owners understand how an SBA loan can provide financing they wouldn’t otherwise qualify for, the SBA lending experts from BayFirst have pulled together (and debunked) the top eight myths about SBA loans below.
 

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Ensuring Your Small Business is Summer Ready

May 19, 2022

Summer is fast approaching bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for small businesses of all kinds. Whether your business heats up during this season or experiences a slowdown, now is the time to prepare so you can play it cool in the months ahead.
 

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Tips for Small Businesses Seeking Loans in the Face of Inflation

March 28, 2022

As inflation extends its hold on US small businesses, many owners are reaching their tipping points and turning to banks for help. To assist small business owners navigate the current economy and increase their chances of getting approved for an SBA loan, the experts at BayFirst have some tips to share. Read our blog to learn more.
 

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Small Business Spotlight: Loyd Have Mercy

March 3, 2022

What started as a childhood chore turned into a lifelong passion for Dr. Andrew Loyd, owner of Loyd Have Mercy Restaurant in Titusville, Florida. Learn more about Loyd and his inspiring journey that led to owning the only black-owned restaurant on Washington Avenue.

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Tips for Starting Your Small Business from Pop Goes the Waffle Founder Sara Fludd

February 25, 2022

Before Black History Month comes to an end, we’re sharing some advice for starting your small business from Black woman business owner – and valued client – Sara Fludd, the Founder and Chief Waffle Officer of Pop Goes the Waffle.

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Small Business Resolutions You Can Make Anytime of the Year

January 7, 2022

As we all look ahead to the promise of a new year, it’s likely that most business owners have begun setting new goals and looking for ways to ensure greater success in 2022. For those in search of new strategies, expert advice, or just thought starters for the New Year, the experts at BayFirst have compiled a list of Small Business Resolutions every business owner should consider making as January 1 approaches.
 

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Finding Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2021

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing, meaning the search for gifts for loved ones has officially begun. This Small Business Saturday, BayFirst encourages those who are kicking off their holiday shopping to consider starting their spree at a small business and helping to provide a much-needed fiscal boost before the end of the year.
 

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Big Ways an SBA 7(a) Loan Can Benefit Your Small Business

September 17, 2021

While many turned to the SBA for help keeping their businesses afloat over the past 18 months, the agency’s additional forms of assistance will continue to be an essential component of our economic recovery and should continue to be top of mind for small businesses in need of support going forward–especially the SBA’s most common program, an SBA 7(a) loan.  Read on to see how an SBA 7(a) loan from BayFirst can benefit your existing business.

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