Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2020 Announced

June 18, 2020 | Company News

June 18, 2020 – Forward Financing is proud to be recognized on Boston Business Journal’s list of 2020 Best Places to Work, the journal’s exclusive ranking of the Greater Boston area companies that build exceptional work cultures.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of Boston’s best places to work. At Forward Financing, we take our people, and our culture, very seriously” said Shannon Braley, Senior Director of People and Culture at Forward Financing.

“We strive to be better than we were yesterday by listening to our employees, taking action, investing in our team, and having fun while doing it! Our employees are what truly makes Forward Financing one of Boston’s best places to work!”

The 79 companies recognized on this list were selected based on survey responses provided by the employees about a range of factors, including the level of trust that employees experience, the opportunities they have for advancement, and the pride they have in their work.

“In the two decades that we have been surveying and studying the Best Places to Work, we have never seen executives and employees working harder at keeping their companies moving forward while maintaining corporate culture from wherever those workers are working,” said BBJ’s Market President and Publisher Carolyn M. Jones.

The BBJ postponed its annual Best Places to Work celebration to September 30, when it will host a virtual event to recognize the honorees and announce the official rankings.

Forward Financing’s core values, which are listed below, play an integral role in shaping the culture and guiding all of the company’s actions.

  • People First – We build relationships and genuinely care about each other
  • Relentless Improvement – We push ourselves, never settling for the best we did yesterday
  • We Before Me – We prioritize team success over individual success
  • Be Candid – We are authentic, transparent, and direct
  • Do the Right Thing – We act with integrity and we don’t cut corners
  • Be Positive – We are optimistic, assume positive intent, and embrace change

Find the full list of the 2020 Best Places to Work companies here.

Interested in learning more about opportunities to join Forward Financing? Learn more about open positions here.



About the Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal is the region’s premier business media organization, one of 44 markets owned by American City Business Journals. For more information, visit the BBJ website.

About Forward Financing

Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible working capital to small businesses nationwide. Our dedicated account representatives and advanced proprietary technology help our customers spend less time finding capital and more time growing their business. With a simple, secure online application, business owners can trust Forward Financing for approvals within minutes, funding within hours, and personalized support when they need it most.

Since 2012, Forward Financing has expanded Main Street’s access to credit by providing over $750 million in funding to more than 23,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and consistently receives top ratings across all major customer review platforms. Forward Financing has been named by both Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ fastest-growing companies each year since 2017. Forward Financing is committed to helping more small business owners succeed and achieve their full potential. To learn more, visit