Gerri Detweiler

Known as a financing and credit expert, Gerri Detweiler has been interviewed in more than 4000 news stories, and answered over 10,000 credit and lending 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


Business Credit Card Reward Options: Cash Back or Travel?

When you’re choosing a business credit card, you will have lots of credit card offers to choose from. Should you …


How to Use a Restaurant Business Loan to Finance Your Expansion

Once you have a recipe for a successful restaurant, your next effort may be to expand. Unless you’re flush with …


What is Expansion Financing?

When your business is growing you may need financing to achieve your goals. Expansion financing refers to all types of …


5 Financing Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business in 2022

If you’re worried about the potential impact of a recession on your small business, you’re not alone. Business owners are …


Bridge Loan Lenders for Commercial Real Estate

Commercial bridge loans are short-term loans used for commercial real estate projects including acquisition or renovation. Also referred to as …


What is Revolving Utilization

Revolving utilization is an important factor that can impact your credit scores. It’s often the main reason your credit scores …


PayPal Working Capital Review

PayPal offers a convenient way for businesses to accept payments from customers all over the world. Small business owners who …


Credit Card vs. Charge Card vs. Debit Card: What’s The Difference?

Entrepreneurs often have strong preferences about the tools they use in their business. But when it comes to the way …


Should You Get a Business Credit Card?

Millions of Americans operate a small business. Some have employees while many operate as independent contractors or freelancers. Whether you’re …