Tag Archives: business credit


Beyond the Credit Bureau: Social Sourcing Your Creditworthiness?

Just when you thought it was hard enough to remain creditworthy as a small business owner or solopreneur, a new report published at American Banker highlights a potential banking trend that could change the way credit is built and maintained. According to the report that discusses nine trends affecting risk software in the banking industry, [...]

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The Biggest Business Mistake?… Borrowing Money!

The other week over at Small Business Trends, I saw an interesting poll. The sole question: “What’s your biggest business mistake?” Though there are various options to choose from, such as “Failing to market my business,” and “Selling myself short,” the overwhelming favorite response (at the time of writing it is holding at 86% of [...]

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Five Creative Strategies to Improve Cash Flow with Limited Business Credit

Remember the good old days when credit lines flowed like water and all you needed to do was call the bank to get set up with short-term financing when you needed it? Those days are long gone and small business owners are being forced to find other ways to free up much-needed capital.   Here [...]

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Surprise! Big Banks Are Again Pushing the Plastic

According to a recent Federal Reserve report on small business credit card usage, though small business financing remains sluggish in the areas of business loans and business lines of credit, small business credit cards are fast becoming a popular, short-term financing option. Isn’t this a bit of deja-vu?   When the government stimulus program dried up [...]

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So Your Business Turned One-Year Old… Now What?

As a new small business owner it may be very gratifying to develop and sustain a business for an entire year- especially if you are doing so under adverse economic conditions. But keep in mind as you celebrate this one-year milestone that there will still be a significant amount of work to do to help [...]

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