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

What Is an Income Statement? (Explanation and Examples)

An income statement shows business revenue minus expenses and losses. Your income statement, also called the “profit and loss” statement, goes hand in hand with... read more

Business Grants for Women: 7 Top Options

Business grants for women are a form of funding that typically does not require repayment. Women entrepreneurs can secure grants from public or private institutions... read more

Understanding the Types of Business Loans You Can Get

There are several types of business loans you may choose from when seeking capital for your company. The type of business loan you pick would... read more

What a UCC Filing Means for Your Business Loan

When you take out a business loan, the lender is likely to require a UCC filing to lay claim to your business assets. A Uniform... read more

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A certificate of good standing is a form that indicates a business is up to date with state-required business filings and/or taxes. Each state’s secretary... read more

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