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Tips for Small Businesses Seeking Loans in the Face of Inflation

March 28, 2022

As inflation extends its hold on US small businesses, many owners are reaching their tipping points and turning to banks for help. To assist small business owners navigate the current economy and increase their chances of getting approved for an SBA loan, the experts at BayFirst have some tips to share. Read our blog to learn more.
 

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Small Business Spotlight: Loyd Have Mercy

March 3, 2022

What started as a childhood chore turned into a lifelong passion for Dr. Andrew Loyd, owner of Loyd Have Mercy Restaurant in Titusville, Florida. Learn more about Loyd and his inspiring journey that led to owning the only black-owned restaurant on Washington Avenue.

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Tips for Starting Your Small Business from Pop Goes the Waffle Founder Sara Fludd

February 25, 2022

Before Black History Month comes to an end, we’re sharing some advice for starting your small business from Black woman business owner – and valued client – Sara Fludd, the Founder and Chief Waffle Officer of Pop Goes the Waffle.

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Finding Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2021

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing, meaning the search for gifts for loved ones has officially begun. This Small Business Saturday, BayFirst encourages those who are kicking off their holiday shopping to consider starting their spree at a small business and helping to provide a much-needed fiscal boost before the end of the year.
 

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Big Ways an SBA 7(a) Loan Can Benefit Your Small Business

September 17, 2021

While many turned to the SBA for help keeping their businesses afloat over the past 18 months, the agency’s additional forms of assistance will continue to be an essential component of our economic recovery and should continue to be top of mind for small businesses in need of support going forward–especially the SBA’s most common program, an SBA 7(a) loan.  Read on to see how an SBA 7(a) loan from BayFirst can benefit your existing business.

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What is a Small Business? The Answer May Surprise You.

September 16, 2021

Most are aware that small businesses are the backbone of our local and national economies and one of the main drivers of our country’s financial growth. However, when asked what constitutes a small business, there is often some confusion–even among small business owners and employees themselves.  Read on to find out exactly what a small business is.  The answer may surprise you!
 

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Celebrate Small Business Week

September 14, 2021

It’s no secret that BayFirst loves to support small businesses every chance it gets. So, this Small Business Week we’ll be highlighting some client success stories, dispelling myths about small businesses, spotlighting a few members of our lending team, and having a little fun along the way. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to take part. And don’t forget to show your favorite small business some love this Small Business Week and year-round!

First up, we want to share the story of a client relationship that has been brewing for years.
 

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RE/MAX Expands with the Help of a Loan from BayFirst

August 30, 2021

When it was time for Cheryl and Bryan Guentner to expand their real estate company to reach the next level of success, they knew finding the right bank for support would be key.
 

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Aqua-Tots Making Big Splash Thanks to SBA Loan from BayFirst

July 9, 2021

When Lindsay and David Leary moved to Florida, they noticed a lack of water safety resources available in the area and decided to do something about it.  When the opportunity to open a swim school presented itself, they took the plunge with the help of an SBA loan from BayFirst.

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What is an SBA 7(a) Loan?

May 5, 2021

An SBA 7(a) loan is a term loan guaranteed by the SBA.  Click here to learn more about how your small business could benefit from one.
 

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