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


Building a Small Business Village: The Boho Market is Nav’s Small Business Grant Runner Up

When Taylor Milbauer started looking for a solution to help grow her own business, she had no idea that just …


New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application 3508S: Will It Help You?

If you took out a Paycheck Protection Program loan for $50,000 or less, you may be able to use a …


What is a Trade Reference?

A Trade Reference is a report detailing the payment history between a business customer and its supplier or vendor. Trade …


9 Entrepreneurs Share Creative Strategies for Juggling Business and Family at Home

Running a business is hard enough without the added pressure of a full-blown economic crisis many are facing. There are …


How to Pay Back an EIDL or PPP Loan

If your business received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you may have determined …


EIDL Alert: Why You Must Read the Fine Print In Small Business Contracts

Millions of small business owners who received a loan through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program were relieved to …


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 …


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 …