Meredith Wood is a member of the small-business team at NerdWallet. Prior to this, she was a VP at Fundera where she founded the Fundera Ledger. She has specialized in financial advice for small-business owners for over a decade.
The latest from Meredith
Best Inventory Management Software
Consider inventory management products built specifically for your industry. Usability and integrations should be top of mind.
IRS Form 8832: Instructions and FAQs for Business Owners
Here's how to complete Form 8832 so you can tell the IRS how to classify your business for tax purposes.
Commercial Bridge Loans: The Ultimate Guide
Commercial bridge loans are typically used to bridge funding gaps for real estate investment opportunities.
Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter: Which Should You Choose?
Compare Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter platforms based on the types of projects they support, fees and funding rules.
How to Close a Business: Your 5-Step Checklist
Happy or sad? Either way, learning how to close a business is rather simple. Plus, you'll be free for what's next.
Guide to SBA Hotel Loans: What to Know and How to Get One
Learn how to navigate the process and put your best foot forward to nab one of the coveted SBA hotel loans.
How to Get a Business Loan With No Money
Take a hard look at your assets, know lender requirements, determine if you can repay and understand your risks.
BBB Rating: How to Get an A+ Rating From the Better Business Bureau
We crack the code to help you learn how to get and keep an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The 6 Best Retail Business Loans, According to Your Needs
Retail business loans solve specific issues like securing real estate for expansion or easing cash flow.
Business Loan Agreements: What to Know Before Signing
Make sure you understand the business loan agreement before you sign it. Don't sign if it's not what you agreed to.
Small Business Loans NYC: Your Local Funding Guide
Options abound for small business loans in NYC, so dive in to learn what each has to offer and what the costs are.
Budget vs. Forecast: Key Differences You Need to Know
Both budgeting and forecasting help businesses plan how to reach goals and decide which goals can be reached.
BB&T Business Loans Review: Options and How to Apply
See the variety of BB&T business loans available, the pros and cons, and learn about the application process.
Small Business Loans for Car Dealers and Auto Repair Shops: The Top Options
Making money in the auto industry isn’t cheap. Small business loans for car dealers and auto repair shops can help.