Ashley Sweren

Ashley Sweren is a freelance writer and editor located in Silicon Valley. Her work spans technology, small business, and finance topics. Firework Writing ( is her freelance consultancy.

Articles by Ashley Sweren

Debt Help: Where Do I Start?

Debt is a fact of life for most people today. From credit cards to mortgages to student loans, debt can be a useful tool to... read more

Start-Up Costs: How Much Does it Cost to Start a Small Business?

The old adage, “You have to spend money to make money” is often true when it comes to entrepreneurship. Before starting a business, owners may... read more

Planning Your Small Business Funding

The new year is a popular time to make personal goals and resolutions. It’s also a great time to focus on business goals and plans... read more

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Approved for a Personal Loan

Personal loans can be a useful tool when cash is tight, helping to bridge gaps between your savings and your spending needs.  They can also help... read more

SBA Loan Requirements: How to Get an SBA Loan

For many small businesses, obtaining a traditional small business loan from a bank can be a challenge. Enter the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The... read more

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