Melissa Wylie


Melissa Wylie is a Senior Small Business Writer covering small business financing for and LendingTree-owned domains MagnifyMoney and ValuePenguin. In her role, Melissa explores all aspects of business ownership, from the start to the sale to all the hurdles in between.

She writes articles about breaking into specific industries, such as brewing and dog walking. Melissa also dives into various business financing options, helping entrepreneurs learn where to find funding and how to apply.



Prior to LendingTree, Melissa covered business news for and the Dallas Business Journal, publications in the American City Business Journals network. She reported on industry trends in the retail, restaurant and financial technology industries, among others.

Melissa has also followed topics that affect business owners, including workplace culture, financing practices and policy changes. Fit Small Business, an online resource for business owners, named Melissa a top financial influencer of 2018.



Melissa graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, studying social sciences and English as a double minor. During her time at UNT, Melissa was the editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily, the university’s independent student-run newspaper.

Articles by Melissa Wylie

The CARES Act: PPP Loans and Other COVID-19 Business Relief

The $2.2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act includes provisions to help individuals as well as businesses. Big corporations, including airlines and... read more

Business Owners Looked to Personal Loans During Early Days of Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions have forced many small business owners to change their business models or close up shop. Entrepreneurs rushed to adapt — or simply... read more

Noble Funding Business Financing Review

Noble Funding offers several forms of working capital for large businesses with high annual revenue seeking at least $50,000 to $100,000. Business owners in need... read more

Business Loan Success Story: Star Light Electronics Bets Against Coronavirus

Star Light Electronics dba Electro Sound Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Employees: 8 Year founded: 2001 As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread through China, business owner Jonathan Lane... read more

SBA Loans for Women: What Are Your Options?

Women entrepreneurs in need of financing can turn to programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA loans for women include those for general business... read more

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