10 States With the Best Business Credit Scores in 2017

It’s no secret that personal credit scores are a barometer of financial strength. The better your score, the easier (and cheaper) it is to get things like a mortgage or car loan. But, did you know small business owners have a separate business credit score for their company? The two scores share commonalities, both impact a business owner’s ability to get financing, but they also have surprising differences. While personal and business credit scores are both influenced by region, new Read More

What Will Linda McMahon Do First As SBA Head? 3 Hints

In one of the least controversial appointments of Donald Trump’s presidency, Linda McMahon was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday to lead the Small Business Administration. At McMahon’s confirmation hearing just a few weeks ago, she was introduced and endorsed whole-heartedly by two Democrats, so it comes as no surprise that the McMahon nomination to the SBA had widespread bipartisan support, with the final Senate vote tally coming out to 81-19. McMahon had one of the least contentious confirmation hearings, with Read More

Here’s the Only President in History With More Businessmen in His Cabinet Than Trump

George W. Bush? Or maybe Ronald Reagan? Quit guessing. You’re wrong. A recent analysis by Pew Research took a deep dive into the Cabinets of every U.S. Presidential administration in history to see his how much of an outlier the Trump cabinet is. The President’s choices for key positions have been criticized by lawmakers and the press for their lack of experience in public office and their business ties to the private sector. The Cabinet, if fully confirmed, will have Read More

U.S. Leaves the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What It Means for Small Business

On his first full day after taking his seat in the White House, President Trump passed an executive order abandoning negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pact aimed to strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and 11 countries that border the Pacific Ocean. It was hoped that by lowering barriers to trade, the TPP would strengthen productivity, economic growth and competition, while promoting transparency and higher living standards within the Trans-Pacific partner countries. Immediately after signing the executive order, Read More

7 Key Moments From Linda McMahon’s SBA Confirmation Hearing

Linda McMahon, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Small Business Administration, took the floor Tuesday morning to answer questions from the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee for her confirmation hearing. The 68-year-old co-founder and former CEO of the World Wrestling Foundation faced a more friendly hearing than other Trump nominees, opening with two Democrats endorsing McMahon’s experience and qualifications for the role of SBA Administrator. On Regulations When asked by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) whether regulations were a Read More

Which Presidential Candidate Is Better for Small Business?

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, we will elect the 45th president of the United States. Based on current four-way polling, Real Clear Politics shows a growing advantage for first place for Hillary Clinton (D) over Donald Trump (R), with Gary Johnson (L) and Jill Stein (G) in a distant third and fourth place. Some of the policies of the next president will certainly have an impact on small business. So to help you make an informed decision at the polls, Read More

We Love You, and So Does Experian

A note from Nav’s co-founders: Four years ago, we founded Nav to have a meaningful impact on the lives of millions of small business owners by making it easier for them to understand their credit profiles. Today, we’re excited to announce that Experian is investing in our mission, the service we’re providing, and the team we’ve built. • The investment is fuel for us to build out our platform for small businesses. • The partnership provides more small businesses the Read More

Experian® and Nav Partner to Provide Transparency and Financial Access to Millions of Small Businesses

New Approach Will Save Small Businesses Valuable Time and Money. Costa Mesa and San Mateo, Calif. Sept 21, 2016 – Experian®, the leading global information services company, and Nav, the only free source for both personal and business credit scores, today announced a strategic partnership to provide small businesses greater transparency into their business and personal credit data, along with instant access to their most-qualified financing options based on their credit profile. This new and free approach saves small businesses Read More

[Infographic] How Nav’s MatchFactor Gets You the Best Financing

Last week we announced the launch of our proprietary MatchFactor technology, which makes it way easier for you to see and apply for business financing options you’re most qualified for. Nav does this by instantly comparing your credit data and business information to a lender’s known requirements. It filters and calculates your match score for dozens of the top business lenders and credit cards—all behind the scenes. The higher your score, the more likely you’ll be approved. This saves you Read More

A Radically Smarter Way to Get Business Financing: Introducing MatchFactor from Nav

Small businesses using Nav’s MatchFactor technology are four times more likely to be approved for financing. San Mateo, July 14, 2016 – Nav, the only place to get both business and personal credit scores free, today announced the launch of its MatchFactor technology, the first and only technology that uses a proprietary algorithm, along with machine learning, to instantly filter and display financing options a business owner is most-qualified for. This allows small businesses to save precious time and only Read More