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

PPP Loans and Other COVID-19 Business Relief

Congress injected more cash this month into the large federal loan programs aimed at helping small business owners weather the coronavirus pandemic: The Paycheck Protection... read more

PPP Loans: Navigating Loan Forgiveness and Repayment

The potential for full loan forgiveness is one of the most attractive features of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but it’s also been one of... read more

PPP Loans vs. EIDL vs. Grants: Which One is Right for Your Small Business?

In March, Congress added more funds to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Both loans have low-interest rates and... read more

Bad Credit Business Loans for 2021

Getting a business loan with impaired credit can feel nearly impossible — fortunately, there are bad credit business loans available to those with credit scores... read more

The 5 Best Equipment Financing Companies to Work With

Many companies need capital to buy or lease equipment, but they often can’t qualify for financing with traditional banks. Some business owners are turning to... read more

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