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


Qualifications for a Business Loan

Getting a small business loan can be overwhelming and, at times, frustrating. Understand what’s required to qualify for a business …


COVID-19 EIDL Deadline Ends: Other Options for Your Business

The deadline to apply for COVID-19 EIDL Loans, Targeted Grants and Supplemental Targeted Grants ended December 31, 2021. Here’s what …


How to Get Funding for a Business

Advertiser & Editorial Disclosure Small business financing can be essential to launch or grow a small business. But getting funding …


Revenue-Based Financing: Compare The Best Options

If your business has significant recurring revenues, revenue-based financing may provide growth capital without requiring you to give up equity. …


How Long Can You Get A Business Loan For?

Whether you’re an established business borrowing for growth, a new business looking for startup financing, your top concern when you …


What Can You Use An SBA Loan For?

SBA loans are popular small business loans because they offer attractive rates and terms, and may be available to small …


Nav Small Business Grant Winner: Welly’s Real Fruit Ice Cream

Turning a converted horse trailer into a New Zealand-style ice cream shop has proven to be a winning recipe for …


Passion and Persistence Propels Herban Frequency to Win Nav $10,000 Small Business Grant

“It’s so much more than the food. It’s about the love,” says Alexis Allen, founder of Herban Frequency. Blending her …


Small Business Year-End Checklist

The end of the year is often seen as a perfect time of year to reflect and plan for the …