As we emerge from the pandemic, the Main Street rebound continues and the economy begins to normalize. The latest Equifax Small Business Lending Index data saw its second highest reading in series history and is nearly 28% above its year-ago level—the latest evidence that the small business sector is on the mend. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, and their return to growth will be integral to the health of the post-pandemic economy. This post-pandemic period presents an opportunity to explore key questions regarding the state of small businesses: What did we learn? What can we do differently as we return to opportunity? How can we ensure access to capital to ensure a thriving small business economy which results in a thriving American economy?
Building on our ongoing monthly publication of small business loan originations, delinquencies, and defaults data by industry and by geography, Equifax is collaborating with Keybridge on a report that seeks to understand the small business economy post-pandemic. At the Market Pulse webinar on June 3, we will present our initial findings.
Join Equifax as we explore the implications for the post-pandemic small business economy, featuring Keybridge Founder and President Dr. Robert Wescott presenting an economic update and the near-term outlook for small businesses. Equifax expert Sarah Briscoe will share the latest small business lending and delinquency activity. Finally, Dr. Wescott will present our initial findings on the state of small businesses post-pandemic and how they can power the return to growth in the US economy. Community partner, Evan Leaphart, will join the conversation to share his perspective on the pandemic and on the recovery.
This webinar will cover:
U.S. Economic Update
Commercial Credit Insights
Post-Pandemic Small Business Economy
Understand the latest economic and market trends
Learn the latest small business trends across industry sectors and geographies
Learn how small businesses are navigating and impacting the post-pandemic economy
Dr. Robert Wescott, Founder and President at Keybridge
Evan Leaphart, Founder and CEO at Kiddie Kredit
Sarah Briscoe, Senior Statistical Analyst at Equifax
Thomas Aliff, Risk Consulting Leader at Equifax
Webinar broadcast date: 6/3/2021
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