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


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 …


Thr3e Live Dance Complex: Nav’s $10,000 Grant Winner

Thr3e Live Dance Complex is Nav’s grant winner for this fall. The founders of Thr3e Live were originally a group …


Further COVID Stimulus On Hold For Now: What Does That Mean for Small Businesses?

Earlier this week the President announced COVID stimulus on hold for now and that further negotiations on a comprehensive stimulus …


Online Business Accounts: 5 Best Options to Open Business Accounts Online

As a small business owner, you need a business checking account. There are a couple of really compelling reasons to …


Solvency vs Liquidity: What is Financial Solvency?

It’s a pretty well-accepted fact that a lot of businesses don’t make it past their second birthday and the average …


Your Accountant Can Help You Build Your Business

As a former small business owner myself, I shamefacedly admit that I didn’t take advantage of my accountant’s expertise and …


Why Was My Business Loan Application Denied?

This is a pretty simple question with a more complicated answer. There are a lot of reasons why a business …


Getting an SBA Loan Just Got Harder

A recent update to the SBA’s  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for lenders participating in the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan …


Small Business Budgeting and Borrowing

Over the nearly 40 years I’ve either owned or otherwise worked in a small business I’ve observed that even businesses …