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Keep business and personal credit separate

January 10, 2017 by Gary Stockton

Business Credit Facts - Keeping Business & Personal Credit Separate

It's true that many small business owners fail to separate their business expenses from their personal expenses. The credit card used to take your family out to dinner also gets used to gas up a company vehicle or to pay for supplies used by the business.In fact, half of all small businesses use some form of personal credit to finance their businesses.

Relying solely on personal credit can have long lasting impact on your business. If your business ever becomes at risk, your personal credit score becomes at risk as well.

Additionally, many creditors today are moving away from relying on personal credit alone when judging the financial health of the owner's small business. Personal credit is not considered ideal in predicting business behavior.

Also, smart creditors are taking advantage of new blended commercial scoring tools that integrate both the personal AND business credit attributes to assess and predict small business risk.

So – to maximize your business credit keep personal credit expenses completely separate from your business. For more business credit tips, go to businesscreditfacts.com.

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