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6 Smart Reasons to Build Proper Business Credit

Published By Credit Suite at December 30th, 2015

6 Smart Reasons to Build Proper Business Credit

Yes, YOU Can Build Proper Business Credit!

Business credit is credit in a business name that’s linked to the business’s EIN number. This is credit a business owner can get that has no link to their SSN. It is vital to build proper business credit.

When you apply for something such as an auto loan, the lending institution pulls your personal credit using your name, address, and social security number.

The lender sends this information to the consumer credit reporting agencies, and they supply the lender a credit report with all information they have relating to someone with a similar name, address, and SSN.

With this type of credit an inquiry then goes on your consumer credit report. The lender uses your report to make the lending decision. Plus, the credit you get will then be on report to the consumer reporting proper business Credit Suite2 - 6 Smart Reasons to Build Proper Business Credit

When You Build Proper Business Credit, It’s Different

When you apply for something such as a business loan, the lending institution pulls your business credit using your name, address, and EIN number.

This information goes to the business credit reporting agencies. And they send the lender a credit report with all information they have relating to a business with a similar name, address, and EIN.

With this type of credit an inquiry is then put on your business credit report, and your business report is used to make the lending decision. Plus, the credit you get will then be on report to the business reporting agencies. And that builds your business credit scores.

Why Build Proper Business Credit? 6 Reasons

Building your business credit is essential to getting business loans and credit lines. There are also many other smart reasons you should consider building your business credit; let’s take a look at 6 major reasons right now.

#6 Business Credit Has No Impact on the Business Owner’s Personal Credit

When done properly, you get business credit without supplying an SSN on the application. This then allows the credit issuer or lender to only review the EIN number of the business to determine approval.

This means there is no credit check from the business owner to get approval. Because there is no supplying of an SSN to pull consumer credit. This also means that anyone who has bad, even horrible personal credit can still get approval for business credit.

Business credit reports to the business credit reporting agencies, not the consumer reporting agencies.

So as business credit is used it has no adverse impact on the owner’s consumer credit because it’s not reported to consumer agencies.

This means using the account, even over 30%, won’t have any adverse impact on the personal credit scores.

And there are no inquires on the personal credit when you apply for business credit as long as you don’t supply your SSN.

Personal Credit

30% of your total consumer credit score comes from utilization so if you use your personal credit to get credit cards for your business, if you use those cards you will lower your scores. Using more than 30% of your limit WILL result in a score decrease

So if your limit is $1,000, having a balance above $300 lowers your scores. This means 40% of your total score is damaged just by applying and using the credit you get using your consumer scores. With true business credit, 0% of your score is affected.

10% of your total consumer credit score is based on inquiries so if you are using your personal credit to apply for business loans and credit, your scores will go down as a result of those inquiries.

Plus, those inquiries can remain on your credit for an extended period of time affecting your ability to borrow more money.

And some unsecured business lending sources won’t even lend you money if you have 2 inquiries or more on your personal credit reports within 6 months.

But with business credit, the credit doesn’t report to the consumer agencies, so neither inquiries nor utilization have any effect on your consumer credit scores.

#5 It’s Very Easy to Quickly Build a Good Business Score

Some of the main business credit scores used today including the most widely known Paydex score are based only on whether the business pays its bills on time. As a result, a business owner can get credit much faster using their business credit profile versus their personal credit profile.

Personal Credit

Personal Credit Scores come from five factors:

Payment History                                35%

Utilization                                           30%

Length of Credit History                  15%

Accumulation of New Credit           10%

Credit Mix                                           10%

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Paydex Scores come from Payment History:

Expect payment may come early                      100

Payment is prompt                                                80

Payment comes 14 days beyond terms              70

Here, payment comes 21 days beyond terms   60

Payment comes 30 days beyond terms              50

Payment comes 60 days beyond terms              40

Here, payment comes 90 days beyond terms   30

Payment comes 120 days beyond terms           20

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Consumer credit scores are made up of 5 factors and take years of well-disciplined borrowing to get really good scores. Business credit scores are mostly based on payment history only, so as long as you pay bills as agreed you will have an excellent score.

And it only takes 2-3 reported accounts for you to establish a score, and most vendors have your account reported to the business reporting agencies in 30-90 days.

This means you can build a business credit profile and have an excellent credit score in a VERY short time period.

#4 ANYONE Who Wants Your Business Credit Report Can Pull It

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to consumer credit reporting. And per the FCRA someone HAS to have Permissible Purpose to pull your personal credit, basically they must have your consent to review your reports. Only certain institutions such as banks, auto dealers, mortgage brokers, and others licensed to lend money and approved for credit pulling capabilities are allowed. So, only they can pull your consumer credit report.

But with business credit, this information is made public. Which means ANYONE who wants your business information can easily and cheaply get it.

Think about some of the people who can see your reports as they wish whenever they want: customers, clients, suppliers, others who you might do business with and competitors.

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The Details They Can See

Here is some of the information anyone can easily see about your business:

  • Amount of tradelines (payment experiences)
  • Credit scores
  • High credit limits
  • Past payment performance
  • Employees
  • Revenues
  • And much more…

… is available to ANYONE who wants it.

What Should You Do?

Pull your own credit reports to see what others are seeing about your company right now.

Would you want to do business with a company with a similar profile?

What does your profile say about you… are you established?

How will your customers, clients, even competitors think about you with this information?

Keep monitoring your reports regularly to see what others can see about you. And keep building your business credit so you can have a credible image portrayed for anyone who wants to see your credit in the future, especially those who lend money or issue credit.

#3 You Can Build True Business Credit Without Your Personal Guarantee

When you put your SSN on a credit application, you are almost always providing a personal guarantee.

This means you are personally liable for your business debts so if you were to default on one of these obligations, the creditor will pursue your business assets first, then they’ll come after your personal assets including… your home, your cars, your stocks and bonds, your bank accounts and any and all other assets.

Business owners don’t expect to fail. But unfortunately, 90% do. It makes no sense to put you and your family’s financial future in jeopardy. Because you have a 90% possibility of ruining it.

Remember, many times the reasons a business might fail have nothing to do with you, or things you can control… such as shifts in the economy. So don’t risk it all if you don’t have to.

There is no question, starting and running a business IS risky. This is why most conventional banks make it so hard to get a loan so DON’T use a personal guarantee unless you have to.

With many business loans you will need to supply a PG. But with credit you DON’T need to as long as you have business credit established.

One of the best reasons to consider building business credit is separating your personal and business liability so you aren’t personally liable for what happens in your business.

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#2 Business Credit More than Doubles Your Borrowing Ability

A major benefit of business credit is that it more than DOUBLES borrowing ability.

You already have consumer credit. Now you can have a whole other credit profile with business credit also.

This means it’s the only way to get multiple Staples cards, Office Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Target, and so on. That is, in most cases.

When you have access to more store and cash credit cards, you also have access to a lot more usable money.

High Limits

Plus, per SBA business credit limits are 10-100 times that of consumer limits. Getting business credit radically increases your available credit as a result.

An average Staples card limit on the consumer side might be $3,000 But in the business world it might be closer to $30,000.

Businesses need higher limits. And they can get them with business credit.

This is another reason it’s very hard to scale a business with personal credit only.

Business Credit is Speedy

Plus, you can get business credit VERY fast. You can get approval for initial vendor credit to help your business grow within 1 week. That credit will typically report within thirty to ninety days or so.

Once reported you will then have reported trade lines. Which in turn will give you an established business credit profile and score.

Once your profile is established in 90 days or less, you can then start getting more credit.

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#1 No Financials, No Collateral, No Cash Flow… No Problem!

Most conventional and private lenders won’t lend to companies without financials and who have been open 2 years or more and have consistent cash flow.

The most popular cash flow type of financing available today is merchant advances. It is on offer at places like OnDeck And it requires one year in business and steady revenue for approval.

Other alternative lenders known as asset-based or collateral-based want you to have some type of collateral for approval. And almost all conventional loans require you have good personal credit, 2-3 years of financials, and collateral for approval.

Business credit is the only type of credit and financing available for small business owners that doesn’t require substantial cash flow, collateral, tax returns, or good credit for approval.


Let’s face it, we write off all expenses in a business we can. This leaves a smaller net profit, which is what most lenders and investors look at most.

Business credit doesn’t look at financials, or bank statements. A business even with no cash flow that’s just getting started can get approval for high limit cards. So this helps them grow their cash flow. And tax returns aren’t looked at either, so even if the business shows a loss they can still get approval.

Most business lending requires collateral. This is because most businesses fail. And the risk of repayment of lent money is VERY high. This is why most conventional lenders make it so hard to get money; they aren’t set up for this type of risk.

This is also why SBA requires ALL business assets, and even personal assets, be used as collateral. Business credit is one of the only ways to get money without providing collateral to offset the risk.

Build Proper Business Credit: Takeaways

Check out this video that walks through a real customer success story of building business credit to know what’s possible for your business. Yes, you, too, can build proper business credit.


  1. I think your program is great for many people who have no idea what to do when starting a business in the US. They don’t know what and how to build credit for them self or their business your model is a god send step by step even if they started wrong they ho back and get it done right with my help thanks

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