Planning Ahead for Small Business Financing in 2023

February 15, 2023

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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.
Predictions include:
  • Banks (especially less-mature alternative lenders) will scale back their lending to small businesses as the economy slows.
  • Small business owners seeking funding can expect to pay more for capital.
  • Small business owners will need consistent cash flow and strong credit to have loan options.
  • Expansion plans will need to conservative.
The good news is, there are many steps small business owners can take now to ensure they are best positioned to obtain the funding they need in 2023. To that end, the experts from BayFirst, Tampa’s top small business lender, have compiled a few to get you started now:
  1. Closely review your plans for the next 24 months.
  2. Research financial providers and their current products, rates and terms.
  3. Develop a relationship with a bank now.
  4. Determine what capital you qualify for today and at what rate.
  5. Closely evaluate your ROI from obtaining and spending any loaned funds.
  6. Keep an eye on your credit score.
  7. Seek free resources to improve your financial position.
Have questions about small business loans or need help getting started with any of these tips? Our experts are standing by to help and talk through your options. Fill out the form below or give us a call at 833.698.2265.



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