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: 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

7 Best Small Business Loans in 2021

The best small business loans can give business owners timely access to funds needed to make business purchases, pay employees, expand operations and more. Small... read more

Business Debt Consolidation: How Does It Work?

Business debt consolidation can bring all of your business loan debt under one roof. This simplifies the repayment process and potentially lowers your interest rate,... read more

VA Small Business Loans: Find Financing for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Every business needs financial resources to operate, grow and invest in the future, including enterprises owned by military veterans who followed a path into entrepreneurship... read more

How to Use GoFundMe for Your Business

When banks and other lenders turn you down during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider setting up an account on a crowdfunding website, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo... read more

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