Establishing Credit To Expand Your Business

Michael Sanduso · December 24, 2017 · Short URL:

Borrowing For The Short-Term


It is an ultimate irony in modern finance, but sometimes the very thing that could help a person get out of a bad financial situation is the thing that they are not allowed to do because of their financial circumstances. Situations such as a business owner with poor credit help to highlight this irony. It was not that long ago that someone in that predicament might have had no option but to declare bankruptcy and shutter his business and his dream says The rest of us are fortunate enough to live in a world where that is not necessarily the truth any longer.

The Lenders Of Yesterday Versus The Lenders Of Today

The types of lenders that a struggling small business may have had to deal with in the past compared to the people they speak with today are vastly different. Someone with poor credit in the past had to deal with stingy banks that were unlikely to take a chance on someone with poor credit. They did not care about someone's business idea, they just wanted to ensure that they got paid back with interest.

Faced with that reality, a lot of us probably would have had difficulty getting our loans as well. Today though, loans with bad credit are not nearly as difficult to come by. Sure, you would still prefer to have excellent credit to get the most favorable terms, but don't beat yourself up if that is not the case. The simple reality is that a lender like can help you out in tough situations.

Borrowing For The Short-Term

Unlike traditional loans from a bank, the borrower of loans with bad credit can expect that the loan will probably be a short-term one. The payments will have to come back to the lender quickly. However, a business owner who just needs to get through a certain difficult time in their business does not mind this fact at all. He or she is only looking for enough funding to make it through those tough stretches. After that, the full intention of the borrower is to pay back the loan.

Using Invoices To Help You

Sometimes companies get caught in a snag where they do not have enough money flowing in from their invoices. That is to say that they are expecting to get paid from various sources, but they have yet to receive the money from those individuals. A company that has this criteria might consider using the invoices as a sort of collateral to help themselves get a loan. That is to say that they can use the money they are expecting to be paid in the future as a way to convince a lender to loan out some money to them.

This tends to work even if the business has a poor credit history. That is because the lender knows that those invoices are going to come in one way or the other. Therefore, they can count on getting paid regardless. With this in mind, some lenders are far more likely to loan out funds.

Build Your Reputation

Even if you do not have the most stellar credit in the world, you can still get by on your reputation with some lenders. You just have to have made a name in the community for yourself. A lender that sees a lot of advertising for your business around town for example may decide that you are worthy enough of their money to go ahead and lend you some funds. Consider how this can work to your favor if your credit is just not there.

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Michael Sanduso

Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.

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