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

Choose the Right Type of Business Entity for You

The type of business entity you select reflects how your company will be structured, affecting everything from how much you pay in taxes to the... read more

Refinance Business Loans: What You Need to Know

After several years of paying down a business loan, you may be able to further reduce your debt. You could refinance business loans to lower... read more

Understanding Prepayment Penalties on Business Loans

When you take out financing to cover a business expense and pay off the financing ahead of schedule, it may result in a prepayment penalty.... read more

How to Do a Cash Flow Analysis with Examples

Conducting a cash flow analysis allows you to put your cash flow statement under a microscope to see the movement of money into and out... read more

VA Business Loans: 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

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