Top Small Business Credit Resources
Below is a comprehensive listing of all of the best organizations, web sites, etc. that are relevant for obtaining, building and/or maintaining small business credit. To best maximize on these resources, be sure to read carefully what each one has to offer.
A leader in U.S. microfinance that is committed to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs, this organization has provided over $119 million in over 19,000 microloans since it's inception in 1991.
An online directory of the funding criteria of over 4,000 sources of business capital. The information is very accurate and unbiased.
Credit Today Newsletter
This online publication is for trade credit professionals who work at banks or other lending firms. Many entrepreneurs also read it to keep up with industry trends.
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)
The world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, with more than 140 million business records. Being listed with them and having a good record helps small businesses get access to business credit.
Equifax Small Business
This agency provides personal and business credit scores to banks to better educate them about who they are lending to. They also allow small business owners to monitor and purchase their own business credit reports.
Experian Business Credit Services
This global agency is a leader in consumer and business credit reporting and marketing services. They are responsible for accurately reporting your personal and business credit history.
National Association of Credit Management
This organization was established in 1896 to promote good laws for sound credit, protect businesses against fraudulent debtors, improve the interchange of credit information, develop better credit practices and methods, and establish a code of ethics. They publish a magazine called Business Credit Magazine.
This agency monitors and reports personal and business credit scores to credit-granting institutions. They, like Experian and Equifax, are sought after to determine whether or not a business line of credit should be approved.
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