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.
The perils of personal finance and new enterprise 28 October, 2011
Entrepreneurs often have bright ideas that may be key to growing their business or starting up a new one. This idea may offer a perfect solution at first but if you finance your company with your personal credit, this can be a recipe for disaster. Read on to find out how you can avoid this mistake.
Using an intermediary to raise money from investors 21 October, 2011
Raising even a small amount of money from investors can take months of effort and hundreds of meetings. Fortunately, fundraising is not something you have to do alone. A reputable fundraising intermediary will likely speed up the process, reduce your risk and get a better deal for you, all while you are diligently running your business.
Quality checking your customers 14.10.2011 ,
Selecting the right type of customer is crucial to ensure small business survival. Conducting routine credit checks on your customers before entering into a trade credit agreement is one of the best preemptive cash flow management strategies. In many industries, the question isn't whether you will grant trade credit to your customers, it is how you will go about doing it.
Maximising AMEX membership Rewards for your business 07 October, 2011
American Express credit cards are known for being generous with their rewards program and with its increased uptake by many merchants, can help you manage your cash flow and business travel expenses. In Part 4 of the credit card series, Timothy Ng explains the benefits of the AMEX credit card for your small business and how they can be redeemed.
Using credit cards responsibly in your business 30 September, 2011
Proper use of a business credit card can improve your firm's book keeping habits and reduce the amount of time spent on dull and dreary paper work that could be better allocated to the more productive aspects of your business. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using a  business credit card and  Timothy Ng from Credit Card Finder has the details.
Choosing the perfect credit card for your small business 23 September, 2011
The right credit card can make a big difference for your small business. When you have a good credit card, you are able to enjoy ease of payment as well as flexible benefits. Here are several things to keep in mind when considering your credit card options.
Extending credit to your customers 08 September, 2011
For many small businesses, cash or debit card is the primary method of payment from their customers. However, it has become increasingly popular for SMEs to extend lines of credit to their customers as it can result in increased sales and profitability.
Why your business should follow the 5 C's of credit 08 September, 2011
The process of getting a business loan today is far more challenging today given that insolvencies are on the rise and business confidence has eroded. But this doesn't mean landing a loan is far from impossible, especially if you make sure your business measures up to what bankers call the "five C's of credit".
Should you perform credit checks on your employees? 08 September, 2011
Savvy employers are increasingly using credit checks to measure the integrity of potential employees, particularly if they will be coming in contact with cash or sensitive information. Here, we explain what you might have to watch out for before conducting a credit check on a prospective worker.
Six steps to take before you pick a business credit card 19 August, 2011
Using a business credit card can help you maintain an accurate record of your business purchases and expenses, as well as saves your bookkeeper from wasting time separating your personal expenses from business expenses. Here is a six-step plan on how to choose the right card for your small business.

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