Forward Hosts Biannual Palooza
June 28, 2023 | Company News
June 27, 2023 – Earlier in June, Forward Financing celebrated the start of Summer with its biannual Forward Palooza, which included both in-person and virtual events focused on business alignment, professional development, and team building for their group of over 200 U.S. employees.
The feature event of the four-day extravaganza was the Company Town Hall meeting held virtually over Zoom. Members of both the Executive Team (ET) and the newly established Forward Leadership Team (LT) presented on the work each of their departments is doing to help drive the company’s mission and goals, spotlighting all the organization has accomplished in the first half of the year. The meeting culminated with a Q&A session with the entire Forward leadership bench where team members were invited to ask questions about projects, culture, and the future of the business.
“It is so refreshing to work at an organization that prioritizes sharing real, transparent information about the state of our business and goals,” said Jessica Roden, Director of Marketing. “We strive for the team to leave these meetings feeling energized about the future, clear on our priorities as an organization, and excited about how they can contribute.”
All team members were also invited to attend a learning and development workshop, covering topics such as understanding emotional intelligence and advocating for themselves in the workplace. All sessions were held virtually to allow employees from across the country to attend.
In addition to professional development, the team also celebrated Pride Month and prioritized giving back to the community. Team members both in-person and remote, proudly partnered with Project Helping to assemble mental health support kits for LGBTQ+ youth.
There was also ample time for team members to connect and get to know each other by attending a virtual or in-person Friendship Lunch with their co-workers or, for people local to Boston, by attending the Summer party at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Boston.
The organization looks forward to celebrating their team and accomplishments at their next Forward Palooza this winter.
About Forward Financing
Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible capital to small businesses nationwide that have been long underserved by traditional financing options. Forward offers revenue-based financing – delivering an upfront sum of working capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of the business’s future revenue. By simplifying the requirements, streamlining the process, and using advanced proprietary technology, Forward is able to deliver approvals within minutes and funding within hours — giving more businesses the financial opportunity they need to thrive. Plus, with their dedicated teams and award-winning service, customers get personalized support when they need it most.
Since 2012, Forward has expanded Main Street’s access to capital by providing over $2 billion in funding to more than 47,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an Excellent / 4.9 stars rating on Trustpilot.com. Forward is also recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston, certified as a Great Place to Work®, and is committed to helping their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.