Ty Kiisel

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

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Doing Business As (DBA): What is a DBA, How to File as a DBA

If you’ve ever asked, “What is a DBA?” this article is for you. The short answer is, a “Doing Business …

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4 Tips for Borrowing from Friends and Family

It should be no secret in the post-coronavirus world that we should expect to see credit criteria tighten up as …

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program

In response to the financial strain on small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Reserve has introduced the …

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Looking for a Business Loan? 3 Reasons a Business Plan Is a Good Idea

Unless you’re looking for a loan at the bank or applying for an SBA loan you won’t need a formal …

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Need a Business Loan? Data Drives Loan Decisions

Several years ago I was talking with a local community banker that did a lot of SBA-guaranteed loans every year. …

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Che Butter Jonez Wins Nav $10,000 Grant

I’ve been with Nav for not quite six months (but in COVID-19 time, it feels more like six years). Being …

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Manufacturing Finance & Loans: How to Finance your Manufacturing Business

Although the demise of large manufacturing in the United States has been lamented for many years, the role small manufacturing …

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Mining Equipment Financing for 2020

Like many of their small business counterparts, the roughly 106,000 small mining firms in the U.S. rely on borrowed capital …

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Does Your Business Need a Merchant Account?

As a small business owner 20 or so years ago, one of the most confusing and frustrating things I did …