About Lendio News

News for small business owners, the way news is supposed to be. No promotional content, no fake news. Just the policies, stories, and trends that impact your bottom line. So you can get the information you need and get back to running your business.

Meet the editor

Melissa Zehner
Melissa Zehner is a writer and editor specializing in small business and finance. She's written for wealth management organizations, venture capital firms, credit unions, and more than 40 small businesses. Melissa currently serves as Editor of Lendio News. When she's not playing wordsmith, you can find her reading, cooking, or hiking with her dog Spencer.

Contributors

Brandy Jesperson
Brandy Jesperson
Brandy worked in social media, publishing, and technical writing before joining the Lendio News team. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Utah. When she's not writing, Brandy enjoys cooking and traveling.
Grant Olsen
Grant Olsen
Grant Olsen is a writer specializing in small business loans, leadership skills, and growth strategies. He is a contributing writer for KSL 5 TV, where his articles have generated more than 6 million page views, and has been featured on FitSmallBusiness.com and ModernHealthcare.com. Grant is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." He has a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.
Andrew Mosteller
Andrew Mosteller
Andrew Mosteller is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Lendio News. His upbringing in an entrepreneurial family nurtured a passion for small business at a young age. Andrew's father, an equity fund manager, taught him the ins and outs of investment financing. Now, Andrew spends his time writing copy for business owners, helping them expand and advertise their unique brands. He's also studying Strategic Communications at the University of Utah. When Andrew's fingers aren't glued to the keyboard, he spends his time reading, podcasting, composing music, and bombing down the ski slopes.
Carol Wiley
Carol Wiley started her writing career as a technical writer for Boeing. Since then, she's written blog posts, case studies, white papers, and more for businesses large and small. These days, Carol is a regular contributor to Lendio News. Carol has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Virginia and both an MBA in Finance and Certificate of Technical Writing from University of Washington.
Jesse Sumrak
Jesse Sumrak is a Social Media Manager for SendGrid, a leading digital communication platform. He's created and managed content for startups, growth-stage companies, and publicly-traded businesses. Jesse has spent almost a decade writing about small business and entrepreneurship topics, having built and sold his own post-apocalyptic fitness bootstrapped startup. When he's not dabbling in digital marketing, you'll find him ultrarunning in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Jesse studied Public Relations at Brigham Young University
Milan Vracarich
Milan Vracarich
Milan is a digital marketer with a passion for the written word. With a background in journalism, his focus is to always discover the right story to align with big-picture objectives. Outside of his day job, you'll find Milan enjoying the beautiful PNW with a crisp craft beer in hand, improving his photography skills, or indulging in the Seattle music scene. Milan has a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and is a regular contributor to Lendio News.
Andrea Mather
Andrea Mather
Andrea Mather is a writer and coach whose first business lessons were watching her parents start an engineering firm. She loves helping people take small steps and big leaps toward enjoying healthier, more fulfilled lives. Andrea has a B.J. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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