IOU Financial’s latest State of the Small Business Survey also reveals stronger-than-expected performance in 2022, a positive current state and reduced worry about the future.
ATLANTA, January 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – IOU FINANCIAL INC. (“IOU” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IOU), a leading online lender to small businesses (IOUFinancial.com), published theirs today January 2023 Survey on the state of small businesses revealing a positive outlook for small businesses in 2023.
Highlights from responses provided by small business owners include:
64% said their work was better than expected in Q2n.d half of 2022;
85% rate their current state of business as “positive” or “very positive”;
88% expect their business performance to improve in 1St half of 2023;
Concerns about inflation, recession, employment, consumer demand and public health have since eased July 2022;
61% “definitely” and 27% “maybe” will invest in their business in 1.St half of 2023
“The resilience and optimism of small business owners is a source of inspiration for us,” he said Carl Brabander, EVP Strategy IOU Finance. “IOU Financial is proud to encourage the growth plans of small business owners at a time when so many mixed messages are being promoted in the media.”
Latest IOU Survey on the state of small businesses is based on the answers of 175 small entrepreneurs in december 2022, providing a margin of error of 7% with a confidence level of 95%. The full report in PDF format is available here.
IOU Financial offers term loans up to 1.5 million US dollars over 36 months, as well as the IOU Cash-Back Term Loan that offers a 3% rebate to customers with a perfect repayment history.
About IOU Financial Inc.
IOU Financial Inc. is a wholesale lender that provides small businesses with quick and easy access to growth capital through a network of preferred brokers across the US and Canada. Built on its proprietary IOU360 technology platform that connects underwriters, dealers and brokers in real-time, IOU Financial has become a trusted alternative to banks by issuing more than US$1 billion in loans to finance the growth of small businesses since 2009. IOU was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Fintech for 2022 published by American Banker and trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol IOU (TSXV: IOU ) and on the US OTC markets as IOUFF. To learn more about IOU Financial’s corporate history, financial products, or to join our brokerage network, visit www.IOUFinancial.com.
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