Randa Kriss

Lead Writer  |  Small business

Randa Kriss is a lead writer and NerdWallet authority on small business. She has nearly a decade of experience in digital content. Prior to joining NerdWallet in 2020, Randa worked as a writer at Fundera, covering a wide variety of small-business topics and specializing in the lending and banking spaces. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, MarketWatch and Nasdaq, among other publications. She has also hosted a webinar as part of the SBA's 2024 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit. Randa is passionate about helping small-business owners make educated financial decisions, especially when it comes to affordable funding. She is based in Chicago.

  • Education: B.A. in English and Spanish from Iona University (formerly Iona College)
  • Awards: 2024 Xana Fellowship from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing
  • Organizations: The Association for Business Journalists
  • Previous experience: Fundera, Serendipity Magazine, American Kennel Club

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5 Things You Need to Get Your First Business Loan

So, you’re running your small business, but you need more capital to take things to the next level. It might be time to get your first business loan, but what impacts getting approved for a business loan? Small Business Nerd Randa Kriss shares 5 key factors that go into getting approved for a business loan along with detailed explanations and tips to help you on getting your first business loan.

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