A good business credit profile is important especially for those who are looking to get loans or larger investments to grow their business. Here are a few tips on how to build a good business credit profile.
Remember that it is important to start building your business credit score from day one. If you are about to apply for a loan, make sure that your business profile and credit are free from errors and if you find any mistakes or black marks, the first step is to fix them through a dispute process. Credit bureaus in Australia are motivated to make sure that all data is accurate. It is worth forging relationships with them and verifying their information about your business periodically.
Make sure to separate any business and personal credit. New business owners may want to use their personal credit to start a business but this doesn’t really help them build a good business profile. A business credit profile will give the business access to finance and it can become a negative factor on a personal credit score if the business owner uses his personal credit for large business expenses.
Another way to build a good business credit profile is to establish trade accounts with suppliers to show funds and records to back up any loan application. You can leverage 30 or 60 day payment terms but make sure you pay your creditors on time to improve your overall score and keep your public records clean. Maintain a positive relationship and open communication with your suppliers.
Your business credit profile reflects how you have used credit previously so use it responsibly. This can earn you lower interest rates and increase the chances of your loan to be approved in the long run.
As you look for different ways to grow and improve your business, seeking professional advice from a business consultant could prove to be an important and helpful decision.
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