A strong business credit profile doesn’t just help you secure funding; it’s also important for attracting new business. Unlike with personal credit reports, anyone — including potential customers, partners and suppliers — can look at your business credit report. Those parties look at your report as an employer would an individual’s resume, says Amber Colley, director of sales and partnerships at Dun & Bradstreet, a business credit bureau.
WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE:
- Keep your information current with all three credit bureaus
- Establish trade lines with your suppliers
- Make payments to creditors on time or early
- Borrow from funders that report to credit bureaus
- Keep your public records clean
In addition to detailing your business’s history of paying creditors, your business credit report will have any public records filed in your business’s name, including bankruptcies, judgments and liens.
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