Gerri Detweiler

Credit expert Gerri Detweiler is Education Director for Nav. She has more than three decades of experience in consumer credit education, has been interviewed in more than 3500 news stories, and answered over 10,000 credit questions online. Her articles have been widely syndicated on sites such as MSN, Forbes, and MarketWatch. She is the author or coauthor of five books, including Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track. She has testified before Congress on consumer credit legislation.

Articles by Gerri Detweiler


EIDL Grants No Longer Available But You May Still Get a Loan

The Small Business Administration has announced that it will no longer be making EIDL advances to new applicants because the …


Elevate Influencers: Enter to Win!

Enter to Win a Ticket to the Elevate Influencer 2021 conference plus a $100 Visa gift card! Quick summary to …


5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Small Business Finances

Credit scores are often seen as the number one obstacle preventing small businesses from getting financing. But disorganized financials may …


10 Tools That Keep Entrepreneurs Organized and Productive

We’ve all got our own favorite tips, tricks, and tools that help us organize our task lists, assign projects, and …


PPP Loan Extension: You Still Have Time to Apply for a PPP Loan

On the morning of June 30, 2020 I received an email with an urgent question, “Is it too late to …


9 Unemployment and Coronavirus Questions Answered

When Congress created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance as part of the CARES Act it made unemployment benefits available to the …


5 Ways You Can and Can’t Use Your EIDL Loan

Over 1.7 million Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) have been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as of June …


5 Tips For Getting One of The Best Business Loans

When it comes to small business lending, SBA loans are hot. In fact, in fiscal year 2019, the U.S. Small …


How a 20-Year-Old B&B Plans to Persevere Through COVID: Meet the Nav Grant Runner-Up

Like so many businesses in the hospitality industry, The Inn at Horn Point in Annapolis Maryland has been hard hit …