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Establishing your business credit is just as important as establishing your personal credit. Having an excellent business credit score means you'll be in the best position to negotiate top deals for your company, from low interest loans to competitive credit cards rates, without jeopardizing your personal credit score. Building business credit is similar as building personal credit and requires a pro-active approach.

Business credit is evaluated differently from your personal credit, although it has similar methods. Business credit is a measure of an organization's ability to obtain goods or services based on a promise to pay for them later. Business credit is set upon a scale of 1 to 100, with 80 being an excellent rating. The many ordinarily accepted routine of commercial operation zone credit is a Paydex score, which is published by Dun & Bradstreet. The paydex is D&B's unique dollar-weighted numerical indicator of how a firm has paid its bills, based on up to 875 payment experiences reported to D&B by various vendors. The standard paydex bases this calculation on up to 24 months of payment information. 

Lenders typically reserve business credit lines for businesses that have a proven track record. Credit lines may be secured or unsecured, and they usually require you to pay a minimal annual fee to cover administration costs. Lenders and other businesses will look favorably on your good payment history with your business line of credit and other vendors, especially when that payment history demonstrates a balance that has been successfully paid out over a period of time. Lenders have long used these models to assess individuals' creditworthiness, and they now also use them to qualify some small businesses for loans. Scoring models in essence automate the credit underwriting process and can limit the added value of more qualitative information that might be gleaned through so-called relationship lending by a local lender.

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Click the links to view sample of business credit reports:     

Dun & Bradstreet business information report sample   

Dun & Bradstreet enhanced comprehensive report sample   

Corporate Experian Business Credit Score Report sample   

Small Business Equifax Commercial Credit Report sample

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