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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


New $10,000 EIDL Grants: Do You Qualify?


New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: How to Qualify and Apply

Update February 23, 2021: The White House has announced several changes to the PPP program to allow smaller businesses to …


Get Ready: More Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans and EIDL Grants Coming Soon

This story was updated January 9, 2021 Congress has passed, and the President has signed, the stimulus bill which includes …


CDFI Fund and CDFIs: Everything Small Business Owners Need to Know

You may not have heard of the CDFIs, but as a small business owner, these organizations could prove to be …


Non-Profit Lenders: Choosing the Right Lender For Your Business

As a small business owner, finding the right financing for your business can be a challenge. That’s especially true if …


Can Crowdfunding Help Save American Small Businesses?

Treefort Music Fest, a popular music and arts festival in Boise Idaho, was set to open for its ninth annual …


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?

Updated February 5, 2021 with the revised Form 3508S.  If you took out a Paycheck Protection Program loan for $150,000 …


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 …