Ashley Sweren


About Ashley

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 from Ashley Sweren:

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

April 3, 2018

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 need to make a number ...

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Planning Your Small Business Funding for 2018

January 29, 2018

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 for the 12 months ahead. ...

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

January 8, 2018

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 you build credit and pay ...

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SBA Loan Requirements: How to Get an SBA Loan

August 15, 2017

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 SBA is a government agency ...

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Why Understanding Business Line of Credit Requirements Will Make You a Better Candidate

August 9, 2017

While business loans are a popular choice to finance small business growth and operations, they are not the only option. Many businesses prefer to open a business line of credit ...

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