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Exploring Seller Financing for Partial Business Acquisitions: A Win-Win Solution

July 26, 2023

Following the Small Business Administration's (SBA) recent changes to its guidlines related to partial business acquisitions, those interested in acquiring a business or a partial ownership interest in a business will likely have some questions about seller financing, which should become more common now that these types of acquisitions can be made with the help of an SBA 7(a) loan and cash injection (down payment) requirements have been loosened.

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SBA Guidelines Change: Partial Business Purchases Now Allowed

July 18, 2023

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced changes to its guidelines, which will completely change things for those interested in a partial business purchase.
 

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Navigating Boat Buying: The Do's And Don'ts For Smooth Sailing

July 13, 2023

The allure of owning a boat and embarking on adventures on the open water is hard to deny. But when you’re ready to set sail on your boat-buying journey, it’s important to tread carefully and navigate the financial aspects wisely. To help, we’re exploring the dos and don’ts of buying a boat to ensure first-time buyers don’t find themselves in unchartered waters along the way. 

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A Grandparent's Guide to Summer Fun and Financial Lessons

June 30, 2023

As a grandparent, there's nothing quite like spending quality time with your grandchildren and instilling important life lessons. Now that summer is in full swing and children are gearing up for visits, many grandparents will look for opportunities to do just that. Fortunately for those living in and around Tampa Bay, the area is bursting with activities and attractions that are perfect for grandparents and grandchildren alike, and many provide the opportunity to teach financial responsibility, too.

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Small Business Pointers for Every Stage of Business Ownership

May 15, 2023

Though BayFirst’s government-guaranteed lending division, CreditBench, is most known for being one of the country’s top SBA lenders, the assistance its expert team provides small business extends far beyond financing.

This Small Business Month, we’ve compiled some of our most popular and informative blogs to help small businesses at every stage reach their next goal, all year round.
 

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Refresh with Low-Cost Small Business Marketing Ideas

May 3, 2023

Spring is known as a time to refresh, and one way every small business owner can do that without breaking the bank is to review their marketing plan and implement some new ideas. To help, the small business experts at BayFirst have compiled a list of 10 easy but impactful ways you can improve how you promote your business to stay top of mind for current customers and attract even more this spring and beyond.

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Taking Full Advantage of Your Tax Return

April 20, 2023

The average tax refund takes roughly three weeks to arrive, which gives those who filed at the tax deadline only a few short weeks to decide exactly how to use it. Though refund amounts vary from taxpayer to taxpayer, in 2022 the average refund was just over $3,000, which can go along way if spent wisely. 
 

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Go Green This Spring with BayFirst

April 10, 2023

At BayFirst, we take steps every day to go greener and help our environment. From implementing a comprehensive recycling program in our locations, to reaching 100% carbon neutral at our banking centers, and installing electric car charging ports at all of our locations, we’re proud to do our part.

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Spring Forward with Home Renovations This Spring

March 9, 2023

Spring is known as a time to start fresh, which makes it one of the most popular times for home improvement projects. And, with high home prices and many owners on the sidelines waiting for a better time to buy their next home, this spring could be a great time to tap into your home’s equity to cover the renovation costs. 

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Planning Ahead for Small Business Financing in 2023

February 15, 2023

The New Year inevitably brings with it predictions for the year ahead, including many about the future of small businesses in the US. Though, unsurprisingly, inflation, staffing and supply chain pressures are expected to persist, according to the experts, small business owners could also face additional obstacles related to securing financing in the year ahead. 
 

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