As part of your 2014 business goals, could your business use more funding to stay in the game, build a bigger team or go after profitable new accounts? If you’ve looked into sources of growth funds before, maybe you’ve hit a few challenges:

1. How can you sort out the BEST funding options form the risky or fraudulent ones?

2. When it comes to qualifying for the right source, how can you meet the criteria with confidence?

3. If you’ve made mistakes in the past, how can you turn fear and overwhelm into positive action? Read More …

4 Steps to Build Your Business Credit Profile with Dun & Bradstreet®

In the business credit world there are three major business credit agencies: Dun & Bradstreet®, Corporate Experian®, and Corporate Equifax®. Dun & Bradstreet® is the 900-pound gorilla in the business credit world. This is the MOST IMPORTANT one to make sure you establish properly for your business. Unlike personal credit (where if you follow the correct steps to write letters to the personal credit agencies to request information to be verified and if the creditors do not verify the information, it has to be removed by law), the business credit bureaus do not fall under the same set of rules and it is very difficult to update records. Read More …

How to Restore Your Personal Credit

Sometimes even items like bankruptcies have been removed in cases where they were not properly documented. The restoration process involves writing letters to the credit bureaus asking them to verify each negative item on your personal credit report. The credit bureaus reach out for each negative item to the corresponding bank, credit card company and so on for verification that the item was properly documented. Read More …