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

Where To Find Minority Small Business Grants in 2020

Minority small business grants are available from public and private entities to help business owners of color start or grow a business. Unlike business loans,... read more

How to Complete SBA Form 413 for 7(a) and 504 Loans

SBA Form 413 gives the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) the ability to assess the creditworthiness and financial standing of business owners who apply for... read more

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8 Government Regulations Business Owners Need to Know

The government regulations and laws you’re expected to follow as a business owner depend on your industry and location. However, there are a few common... read more

Microloans: What Are They and How Can Your Business Get One?

Microloans are generally loans of $50,000 or less. Microloans for small businesses can present a funding solution for entrepreneurs who have trouble getting traditional loans... read more

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