Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood is the Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans that matches business owners with the best funding providers for their business. Prior to Fundera, Meredith was the CCO at Funding Gates. Meredith is a resident Finance Advisor on American Express OPEN Forum and an avid business writer. Her advice consistently appears on such sites as Yahoo!, Fox Business, Amex OPEN, AllBusiness, and many more.

Recent Articles Published by Meredith Wood

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When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?

Are you plagued by late-paying customers? It's a common problem for many small business owners. However, invoice financing can help alleviate this worry—and prevent future cash flow issues. Read more »

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5 Trademarks of a Bad News Loan Broker

In your quest for the perfect broker, how can you make sure the one you choose will put the interests of you and your business ahead of their own? Read more »

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Want to Know Your Chances of Securing a Loan? Use This Cheat Sheet

Here are some benchmarks that small business owners should be aware of that will give them a better idea of what lenders are looking at. Read more »

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6 Simple Tricks to Avoid Late-Paying Customers

Small businesses need to put an end to late-paying customers, to regain control over their cash and their financial wellbeing. Start preventing delinquent accounts today by following these six simple tricks. Read more »

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4 Steps to Preparing the Best Business Loan Application

Use this process when compiling your business loan application, and you'll be able to understand what goes into obtaining a loan, how it can benefit you, and which steps to take if you decide the loan you've been offered is the right choice. Read more »

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Start Here If You’ve Never Searched for a Loan Online

If you’ve never searched for a loan online, you probably have no idea where to start. What should you consider? What do you information do you need in order to apply? What questions can you ask yourself to prepare? Read more »

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6 Steps to Building a Rock Star Credit Score

If you’ve ever applied for a mortgage, bought a car, or even rented an apartment, you’ve likely experienced firsthand how much power your credit score can have over your everyday life. But, did you know that your personal credit score is also just as important in the business loan process? A great credit score is... Read more »

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Why Banks Are No Longer Lending to Small Businesses

Remember the days when you’d need funding to start or grow your business, and you’d get in your car and head down to the bank on the corner? You knew your banker personally, perhaps even had kids in the same class at school, or would often see them at your favorite local restaurant. This personal... Read more »