Lisa A. Anthony is a writer on NerdWallet’s small-business team, primarily covering payroll software and payment processing. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in finance, lending and personal taxes. Prior to becoming a writer, Lisa worked as a loan officer, business analyst and freelance marketing consultant. Over the years she has had the opportunity to interact directly with consumers to conduct product research, gather insights and evaluate user experiences. She is based in San Diego.
- Education: B.A. in business administration from Chadron State College
- Previous experience: Writer at Intuit Turbo Tax, Loan officer at Bank of America, Business analyst at Wells Fargo Bank
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Best Merchant Services
These merchant services are at the top of our list based on overall cost, terms, customer support and integrations.
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Best Mobile Credit Card Processors of 2023
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Best Restaurant POS Systems
The best restaurant POS systems have inventory tracking features, employee management tools and strong reporting capabilities.
Pros and Cons of SBA Loans
There’s a lot to like about SBA loans, but they also come with some drawbacks that are worth considering.
PNC Bank Business Loans Review
PNC is competitive when comparing traditional bank financing for small business loans, but it’s not the only option.
Best Small-Business Apps
These apps can help you with point-of-sale, accounting, invoicing and payroll.
Business Loan vs. Personal Loan: Which Is Right for You?
It’s important to weigh the pros and cons before selecting a personal loan over a business loan.
How to Get a Business Loan as an H-1B Visa Holder
Getting a loan as a temporary resident can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to improve your chances of being successful.
Payroll Loans: How to Use Them
A payroll loan can save the day when you’re short on cash, but there are ways to avoid a cash flow emergency.
How a Business Can Move Toward Pay Equity
Beyond avoiding litigation and reputation damage, pay equity is about fairly compensating workers for their experience and skills.
Will a Business Loan Affect Getting a Mortgage?
There can be links between your personal and business finances that can affect your personal mortgage application.