Forward Financing Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner List

November 1, 2022 | Company News

Roundup highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth. 

November 1, 2022 – Inc. Business Media announced today the inaugural Power Partner Awards, honoring B2B organizations across the globe that have demonstrated excellence in supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow. The list recognizes 252 firms in financial services, marketing and advertising, health and human resources, engineering, logistics, and security, as well as other areas of business.

All 252 companies received top marks from clients for being instrumental in helping leadership navigate the dynamic world of startups. These B2B partners support entrepreneurs across various facets of the business, including fundraising, hiring, compliance, infrastructure development, cloud migration, etc., allowing founders to focus on their core missions.

“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

Inc. partnered with leading global social and media intelligence platform Meltwater to develop a proprietary methodology that uses sentiment from online conversations about organizations and translates it into numerical scores. Companies were evaluated on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, supportiveness, and other virtues that offer value to clients. Inc. also conducted surveys to gather client testimonials as part of the process.

“Our mission is to help small businesses thrive,” said Co-founder and CEO, Justin Bakes. “Forward was founded to serve a niche group of businesses who need financing, so to be recognized as a leading partner for entrepreneurs is truly an honor.”

Forward specializes in making capital accessible to small businesses that may not qualify for funding at traditional financing institutions, and since 2012 they have provided over $1.8 billion in revenue-based financing to more than 42,000 small businesses across the U.S.

Their simple qualifications and reasonable documentation requirements allow business owners to focus on what matters most – running their business. They strive to provide approvals within hours and same-day funding, and their fast, easy process gives owners the ability to take advantage of business opportunities (or manage unexpected challenges), without the wait and hurdles typical of many financing options.

Their product also includes many benefits that make it uniquely suited for small businesses. No interest ever accrues on their funding – business owners pay a set dollar amount agreed upon up front, no matter how long the payment period may last. Payment relief is built-in, so if a business experiences decreased revenues, Forward will work with them to adjust payments accordingly.

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The November 2022 Issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning November 8, 2022.

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About Forward Financing

Forward Financing is a fintech company headquartered in Boston 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 $1.8 billion in funding to more than 42,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an ‘Excellent / 4.9 stars rating on Forward Financing has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and is certified as a Great Place to Work®. Forward Financing is committed to helping their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.