Boston Business Journal Names Forward Financing #2 on Best Places to Work List for Medium Sized Companies

June 22, 2022 | Company News

June 21, 2022 — Earlier this year, the Boston Business Journal named Forward Financing to its 2022 Best Places to Work list — the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. Last week, they hosted an in-person event announcing the rankings, with Forward placing second on the list for medium sized companies. In 2021, the company ranked 20th in the small company category.

The 80 companies honored in 2022 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate and more.

“It was a surreal moment hearing our name called as the #2 medium-sized company at last week’s event,” said Shannon Braley, VP of People. “We’re so proud to have made the BBJ’s list for the third consecutive year, moving up in both rank and company size. This really is a testament to all of our employees and the special culture we’ve maintained as we continue to grow. Congratulations to all of the other honorees!”

“We are so glad to be able to celebrate this year’s Best Places to Work in person. These ]companies signify teamwork, retention, engagement, and trust with co-workers and senior leaders. Together they create a dynamic, innovative place where people want to work and grow.” said Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of the Boston Business Journal.

The 181 businesses that met criteria for office location and size participated in employee-engagement surveys distributed by Business Journal partner Quantum Workplace. Employees were asked to rate their work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation, and benefits.

Based on the results of those surveys, businesses were assigned a score out of 100 percent and ranked by Quantum. The top-rated companies are listed in five size categories — extra small (20 to 49 employees), small (50 to 99 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), large (250 to 499 employees), and extra-large (500 or more).

The Boston Business Journal is the region’s premier business media organization, one of 45 markets owned by American City Business Journals.

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. By simplifying the requirements, streamlining the process, and using advanced proprietary technology, Forward Financing 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 Financing has expanded Main Street’s access to capital by providing over $1.5 billion in funding to more than 35,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an ‘Excellent / 4.9 stars’ rating on Forward Financing was named a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and 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 their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.