BBJ Names Forward Financing a Middle Market Leader

January 20, 2021 | Company News

February 11, 2021 —Boston Business Journal announced that Forward Financing earned #14 on the Middle Market Leader list. The list ranks the 50 highest-growth companies in Massachusetts.

Making the Fast 50 List

The BBJ conducts the research for this list. It includes both private and public companies across all industries, from life sciences and technology to construction. To qualify, companies must report annual revenue between $25 million and $1 billion for 2017, 2018 and 2019. The BBJ ranking of firms uses a weighted final score that incorporates three-year growth and a company’s total revenue.

“Thank you to the Boston Business Journal for this incredible honor. We’re thrilled that BBJ named us on the prestigious Middle Market Leader list once again. Congratulations to the many other innovative, growth-oriented companies named on the list. I also want to thank our hardworking team for all that you did to help us get to where we are today!” says Justin Bakes, co-founder and CEO of Forward Financing.

Recognition by the BBJ

BBJ unveiled the rankings in their 2021 Middle Market Awards virtual event on Feb. 11 and and will be released in a special publication.

“We are happy to celebrate fast-growing, innovative companies in the middle-market sector,” said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. “These companies make a tremendous impact on our local business community and have reported impressive growth in recent years.”


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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 that Forward Financing works to get them 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 capital by providing over $950 million in funding to more than 25,000 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