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Credit

10 Steps to Establish and Build Credit for Your New Startup

Good credit starts with something as simple as securing an EIN -- and paying your bills on time.
Raising Capital

Crowdfunding, Personal Credit and the 'Bank of Mom and Dad' Are a Few Go-Tos For Cash When VCs Aren't Interested

Only a tiny fraction of startup funding comes from venture capital firms. So what about everyone else? How are growing businesses supporting the rest of their growth needs?
Credit Cards

4 Reasons You Need a New Credit Card for Your Business

Even if you never needed a loan before, establish business credit now, because you never know.
Small Business Financing

Small Banks More Likely to Give Businesses the Funds They Need, Fed Says

Business owners were more positive in 2015, but cash flow and retaining good employees remain large concerns.
Ask the Money Guy

3 Reasons the Bank Yanked Your Credit Line -- and How to Fix the Problem

It's a serious wake-up call, but it won't be the end of your business. Let's figure out what went wrong.
Small Business Financing

Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?

If you're a cautious and diligent borrower, a short-term loan could be just what you need to push your small business in the right direction.
Small Business Credit

4 Things You Should Know About Business Credit Cards

Choosing a credit card can be tough, but it can be even more difficult for business owners who are unfamiliar with the business-credit landscape.
History

Oops, IOU? How the World's First Modern Credit Card Was Invented.

The scrappy entrepreneur who created the credit card, as legend has it, might have experienced an embarrassing situation that led to inspiration.
Cybersecurity

Moody's: Cyber Attacks Are a Growing Risk for Corporate Credit

The ratings agency says it does not 'explicitly incorporate' cyber attack risk in its analysis, but is paying more attention to it.
Project Grow

Vouch: The First Social Network for Credit

Personal endorsements power a consumer lending network.
Starting a Business

Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?

A too-lenient credit policy can break your business, while one that's too strict can scare customers away. Here's how to craft a credit policy that's just right.
Project Grow

4 Ways Stock-Market Volatility Affects Every Business

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners need to pay attention to market swings, whether they like it or not.
Debt

How to Make Debt Work For You

Taking on debt comes down to its cost of capital and how you plan to use your borrowed funds.
Uber

Uber in Talks With Banks for $1 Billion Credit Line

About six to seven banks are expected to be part of the facility, according to a report.
Run a Better Business

8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit

A good credit score can help you land loans, financing and better interest rates for your business.