Gerri Detweiler's Credit Blog

Here you'll find my latest podcasts and new articles. And, as always, I am happy to answer your credit questions!

Nov 24, 2021

I Was a Victim of Business Identity Theft—And It Can Happen to You, Too

I was a victim of business and personal identity theft. Here's what happened.

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Nov 22, 2021

Don’t Fall For This Small Business Loan Scam

Don't fall for this small business loan scam!

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Oct 01, 2021

Financing & Credit for Your Small Business

Mark Struczewski "Mr. Productivity" and I talked about how business owners can set their business up for success in this conversation about business credit and financing. Hope you find it helpful!

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Sep 30, 2021

How Small Business Owners Can Use Credit Cards to Stay Afloat

How Small Business Owners Can Use Credit Cards to Stay Afloat

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Jun 21, 2021

Can you remove an accurate late payment from your credit report?

Removing late payments from your credit report can be difficult if the information is accurate. However, my friend and colleague Garit Boothe managed to get a late payment removed using a goodwill letter. Here's how he did it:

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Jun 17, 2021

Want to Launch a Business? Here’s a Step-by-Step Startup Checklist

Starting a business? (Or know someone who is?) Here's a checklist I created for Startup Nation that can help you get off to the right start!

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Jun 02, 2021

How Fast Can You Get a Credit Card?

Receiving a physical card in the mail takes a week or two, but virtual access could come faster.

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May 31, 2021

Building and Improving Your Credit

How do you build credit without going into debt? What are the biggest myths about credit scores? And why should you NOT fudge on your taxes if you are an entrepreneur? This was one of my favorite podcast interviews this year and I hope you find it helpful as well! (Note that we start talking about small business financing but we also talk about consumer credit scores.)

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May 28, 2021

How Can I Spend My EIDL?

In my second interview with Jim Blasingame, we talk about EIDL and how to use this loan correctly to your advantage.

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May 25, 2021

Debt Consolidaton for Small Business Owners

Is your business struggling with daily or weekly payment financing? In this episode, Small Business Advocate Jim Blasingame talk about options for consolidating debt.

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Mar 17, 2021

How Our Businesses Will Continue To Move Forward Post-Pandemic

How Small Businesses Will Continue to Move Forward Post Pandemic

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Mar 01, 2021

The Top Reasons You Can’t Get Your Finances in Order — And How To Fix Them

Here are some top reasons why you can't get your finances organized and what to do about it.

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Feb 23, 2021

What is credit monitoring, and how does it work?

What is credit monitoring, and how does it work?

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Jan 19, 2021

5 Ways the New Stimulus Bill May Help Your Small Business

5 Ways the New Stimulus Bill May Help Your Small Business

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Jan 15, 2021

New PPP Loans/Grants: How to Qualify and Apply

New PPP Loans/Grants: How to Qualify and Apply

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