News and Articles About Credit

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)
Finance

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
Scott Shane
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013
Finance

Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Findings from Moody's Analytics shows that small-business credit quality dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, but predicts a better outlook for 2014.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?
Finance

Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

An uptick in small-business lending may mean entrepreneurs will start hiring in 2012, or they might just sit on their cash.
Carol Tice
Do You Know What's In Your Business Credit File?
Finance

Do You Know What's In Your Business Credit File?

Why managing your business credit score is more important than you may think.
Mikal E. Belicove
The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)
Finance

The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)

How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
Scott Shane
How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products
Finance

How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

Household brands like Office Depot, Sam's Club and Google are offering financial products, but are they the way to go for your business?
Gwen Moran
How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?
Finance

How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, on when and how business owners should offer credit to customers. His advice: Start with small amounts to build a history and reward good behavior, but also enforce penalties on late payers.
Five Ways to Build Business Credit
Finance

Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business.
Kelly K. Spors
How Do I Build Credit for My Business?
Finance

How Do I Build Credit for My Business?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares four tips on building business credit and improving your credit score.
Four Rules for Business Credit
Finance

Four Rules for Business Credit

Consider these tips for rebuilding your financial track record.