Melissa Wylie

Melissa Wylie is a former senior small business writer for LendingTree. In her role, Melissa explored all aspects of business ownership, from the start to the sale to all the hurdles in between.

Articles by Melissa Wylie

What Is a DBA, and Do I Need One?

A DBA, or “doing business as,” allows business owners to conduct business under a name separate from their own or the formal name of their... read more

Understanding ROBS: Rollover As Business Startup Plan

When you need cash to start a business, it may be tempting to take advantage of a “rollover as business startup plan,” or ROBS, especially... read more

What Is a DUNS Number?

Businesses receive a DUNS number after registering with Dun and Bradstreet, the private business credit reporting agency that created the system. Similar to a personal... read more

Business Loan Brokers: Do You Need One?

When searching for small business financing, you could hire a business loan broker to shop for funding on your behalf.  A broker would act as... read more

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a nonprofit organization is a worthwhile way to help others and make an impact in your community, but you’ll need more than passion and... read more

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