Small Business Financing Bad Credit

David asks…

How to finance a business with bad credit?

I have a poor credit score because for small debts I have accumulater over the years but I have eliminated the majority of them. I want to buy a business here in Illinois for $70k..I do have 10% down in cash but I can’t find financing. What can I do? The owner will be leaving town in 3 weeks and will probably list it….help!

admin answers:

A true business credit card is a line of credit that is taken in the name of the business, under the business’ credit. Activity, whether good or bad, is reflected on your business’ credit report through D&B and other financial institutions, and the liability for any debts incurred and bills owed is with the business.

However, some companies out there offer “business” credit cards which they require a person guarantee for. These institutions will often ask for a personal guarantee, and will almost always ask for a social security number from the person applying for the card. If this is the case, the credit card is not a business credit card, but is simply a personal credit card which is used for the business. The business is not liable for bills and debts – you are.

When applying for a credit card for your business, watch out for areas asking for your SSN (and not your TaxID or EIN) and be wary of any credit card that asks for a personal guarantee. By ensuring that your credit card is in the name of your business, you can help to build your business’ credit, while avoiding creating problems with your own.

Many companies offer a list of credit cards that are issued under the business name only. Those lists typically run $300-$900, depending on the quality of the information inquiring. I would suggest starting your search online via google or yahoo. Search for “strong business credit” (just like that in quotes) to find services that sell the information.

Good luck,

Ilya Bodner
Small Business Owner
Initial Underwriting Group

Lizzie asks…

Does anybody know if there is a way to get a star up business loan with bad credit in California?

I am trying to open up a small used car dealer and I need financing for it.

admin answers:

Hi thx for your question you can found the solution about your question in here

thx :)

Carol asks…

will the small business assoc. get me a low interest loan to buy my the property my business is in ?

my landlord is selling the property my business is in at a realgood price. I have the down payment and good credit and collateral in my house but have bad tax returns showing low income. Will the SMA help me finance the building ?

admin answers:

No. The SBA doesn’t finance real estate.

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