Gerri Detweiler

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

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Building Business Credit History With Everyday Expenses

“I don’t want to take on debt for my business.”  That’s a frequent comment I’ve heard from small business owners …

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Cash Flow Forecasting 101: A Survival Guide for New Small Businesses

As a small business owner, knowing how much money your business will bring in and spend during the next month, …

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From Barter to Billion $ Deals: A History of Business Credit & What You Need to Know in 2024

The history of money is a history of credit. While many people believe money was created to make a cumbersome …

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Business Credit Building and Monitoring: Nav vs Credit Sesame – Which is Best for You

Business owners looking to take their credit to the next level have lots of options when it comes to apps …

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Build Business Credit by Keeping Cash Flow High and Overhead Low

It sounds like entrepreneurial nirvana: a business with high cash flow and low overhead. For some business owners, it’s reality. There …

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The Role of Credit Scores in Securing Business Financing: What You Need to Know

Key points: What Is the Purpose of Credit? Credit allows a person or business to make purchases they could not …

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Can You Use a HELOC to Start a Business? Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

There are three trends that are converging to make HELOCs an increasingly popular choice for starting a business.  1. Americans …

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Do Subscriptions Build Business Credit?

In the world of personal credit, getting credit for monthly payments for subscriptions—like your cell phone bill or Netflix subscription—has …

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The Biden Plan to Cap Credit Card Late Fees and Does It Apply for Business Cards?

I was on vacation when I forgot to pay one of my credit cards. When I returned home a few …