Olivia Chen comes to NerdWallet with five-plus years of experience in the CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) industry, particularly working with MWBE (Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise) and LMI (Low Moderate Income) small businesses. She is certified through the American Banker’s Association in Business and Commercial Lending. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press and NASDAQ among other publications.
- Education: B.A. in anthropology from University of Notre Dame
- Credentials: ABA Certified in Business and Commercial Lending
- Previous experience: Colorado Enterprise Fund Inc., TruFund Financial Services Inc.
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How a Tax Extension Can Delay Your Business Loan Application
A tax extension can delay or disqualify your business loan application because lenders need your most recent business and personal financial information when underwriting a loan.
Should You Get a Business Loan With a Cosigner?
Adding a cosigner to a business loan can help you access capital and lower rates, but it’s not right for every situation.
SBA Line of Credit: How It Works and How to Get One
The SBA offers multiple lines of credit for business owners who need short-term working capital.