Meredith Wood is the Head of Content and Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans. Prior to Fundera, Meredith was the CCO at Funding Gates. Meredith manages financing columns on Inc, Entrepreneur, HuffPo and more, and her advice can be seen on Yahoo!, Daily Worth, Fox Business, Amex OPEN, Intuit, the SBA and many more.

cash to credit card flow

A business credit card offers some clear advantages for a small business owner: Access to additional capital, reward and travel perks, potential 0% interest on purchases, sign-up bonuses … the list goes on. And in some cases, it can even replace traditional business financing as a better, more affordable option to cover business expenses. But […]

Secured Small Business Loans

As a business owner, you understand the ebbs and flows of cash coming in and out of your business. However, there may come a time when cash is flowing out quicker than it’s coming in. In this situation, you might find yourself in need of fast access to financing so you can pay your employees […]

business credit card

With higher spending limits, multiple cards per account, and lucrative rewards, business credit cards can benefit your business tremendously. Yet there might not be one single card that meets all of your needs. That’s why you must consider your company’s spending habits before applying for a card. Depending on where you spend most of your […]

lending business

No man is an island. There’s no “I” in team. Teamwork makes the dream work — there are a million motivational quotes out there to remind us that we’re better together. But to ignore the little (and sometimes big) quirks and differences we have with coworkers or business partners ultimately does a disservice to our […]

graph and trends report

There’s something about the promise of the new year. In the aftermath of all the feasting and reveling and overindulging, that makes us do two things: we pledge and we predict Small Business Trends. We make impossible-to-keep diet and exercise plans, assign ourselves ambitious reading lists, and, especially in the world of small business, we […]

planning to retire

Veteran-owned businesses have long been a key part of the American economic engine. Following World War II, an incredible 49.7 percent of returning veterans went on to start their own business. Today, according to the most recent census data, there are 2.45 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States, contributing $1.22 trillion in sales each […]

Top Female Finance Bloggers

Women entrepreneurs represent 30% of all small businesses, employing 7.9 million people and generating $1.4 trillion in sales, as of 2015. Yet in 2017, funding for women entrepreneurs has had a hard time. Surprisingly, the lack of funding for women entrepreneurs isn’t because women are not making an impact on the small business landscape. As it […]

exit strategy

Hopefully, you’re thinking about an exit strategy because your business is fabulously profitable and it’s time to reap the rewards of your labor. It’s always nice to take the money and run. On the other hand, if you’re business isn’t doing as well as you’d like, it may be beneficial and perhaps necessary to devise […]

money growing up

The National Women’s Business Council’s latest survey showed that the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. continues to grow each year. Even so, the amount of VC funding and other forms of financing made available to women hasn’t always kept pace with this trend. Fortunately, as we enter 2017, more and more organizations and […]

Why You Shouldn’t Take Out a Loan to Market Your Business Feature image

In today’s fragmented, increasingly digital world, being able to market your business is a young person’s game. Marketing best practices are being rewritten everyday or Google is tweaking yet another algorithm, forcing marketers to change their tactics and learn new technologies and strategies.  On the other hand, the diverse, dispersed nature of digital spaces makes […]

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