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Ty Kiisel

Ty Kiisel is a Main Street business advocate, author, and marketing veteran with over 30 years in the trenches writing about small business and small business financing. His mission at Nav is to make the maze of small business financing accessible by weaving personal experiences and other relevant anecdotes into a regular discussion of one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners today.

Articles by Ty Kiisel


Our Loving Village: Nav Jan 2021 $5000 Grant Winner

This isn’t the first time this Stamford, Texas small business has applied for the Nav grant, and we’re glad they …


Prince Abou’s Butchery: Nav Jan 2021 $10000 Grant Winner

Abou Sow started Prince Abou’s Butchery to ensure that the people of New York are rescued from eating meat that …


Small Business Financing in 2020 and Beyond

This fall Nav surveyed 500 small business owners to learn more about how they access borrowed capital generally and what …


Supporting Small Business Saturday

Talking about the importance of the small businesses in our community to the crowd that reads this blog feels a …


Choosing the Best POS System for Your Business

I have a friend who pays for everything in cash. And, not too many years ago, he wasn’t the only …


P&L Management for Small Business

When I started my first business, I wasn’t doing it because I was particularly jazzed about accounting and spending a …


The 5 C’s of Credit

Small business owners looking for a loan need to understand the way their creditworthiness is evaluated to put their best …


Small Business Insurance

Most small business owners aren’t afraid of risk, but they aren’t reckless either. One way they protect themselves from unforeseen …


11 Common Small Business Loan Deal Killers

If you’ve ever had a business loan application denied and couldn’t get a straight answer from your lender as to …