Small Business credit_small.jpg  Credit is at the heart of every successful small business.  Both accessing credit from suppliers and lenders and providing credit to customers are crucial small business management tools.  Here you will find information on how to manage your own credit policies as well as how to figure out what credit products are right for your business.
Responsibilities of a credit manager 19 March, 2013
Credit managers play a significant role in determining whether a business takes on a good or bad customer. They oversee the entire credit lifecycle of a customer, from beginning to end. But what does that really entail?
Equity financing for my small business 18 February, 2013
Equity financing is one way to raise funding for your business, either through your money or someone else's. Read on for equity financing explained and what it means for your  business.
Debt financing for my small business 15 February, 2013
When it comes to raising the required funds for your small business, there's a range of credit options to consider. Depending on your business model and needs, you will require different types of funding.
Managing supplier risk: Part 2 06 February, 2013
There are many things to watch out for when taking on a new supplier - here are three more questions you should ask yourself to ensure a healthy and reliable relationship with your suppliers.
Managing supplier risk: Part 1 05 February, 2013
Each time a small business extends credit to a customer, it's also taking on a level of risk  - but have you ever thought about the risk associated with taking on a new supplier? Here are four questions you should ask yourself before signing on a supplier.
My credit extension checklist: 10 rules to follow 24 January, 2013
Though there are a number of benefits to extending credit, business owners need to be careful when doing so, especially when it comes to taking on new customers and managing payment. Here is a comprehensive checklist for your business before you provide goods or services to a customer on credit.
The ABCs of your business credit profile 07 December, 2012
Understanding the credit application process and what's contained in your credit file or report will help you improve the chances of being approved for funding. Here are the ABCs of your business credit report.
Risky business: effective risk mitigation for SMEs 27 November, 2012
Its often said that prevention is better than cure and in the case of risk management, this analogy also rings true. If businesses are able to put processes in place that allow them to identify potential hazards before they take hold, they will undoubtedly save themselves time, money and effort.
Four reasons to check your business credit profile 18 October, 2012
Before entering into a business relationship, it's important for smaller firms to assess the risk of a new customer or supplier by checking their credit report, but what most businesses often neglect is obtaining a copy of their own credit report.
Inventory finance explained 05 September, 2012
There are many different types of financing out there and securing the right one is often confusing and difficult. Inventory finance, in particular, is rarely sought after by businesses. Read more to find out why and what    it is, and what type of business it suits.

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