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

Small Business Loans for Women

Securing business financing is an uphill climb for many small business owners. Unfortunately, it can be an especially steep one for women-owned businesses. A study... read more

Getting Cash Flow Financing with a Cash Flow Loan

Cash flow management is one of the most difficult aspects of running a small business. When you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to... read more

What’s The Difference Between Freelancer and Small Business Owner Roles?

Freelancer vs. small business owner. You might think they are one in the same. In fact, there is a big difference between freelancer and small... read more

Student Loan Options: Federal vs Private Loans

The process of applying to college and making a decision on where to attend can seem daunting. It’s often complicated by the element of finances... read more

Understanding the Basics of Small Business Financing

Taking on debt can be a polarizing issue. Most business owners have a strong opinion about using outside small business financing like loans and credit... read more

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