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Uncategorized Feb 20, 2024

Are you seeking ways to elevate your business's financial standing? Today, we delve into the art of expanding your business credit. Our aim is to provide you with actionable strategies without delving into complex financial terminology. Let's jump in!

  1. The Dynamics of Credit:

Understanding the dynamics of credit became crystal clear for me at a real estate seminar. While I was there in a support role, the speaker's enthusiasm about utilizing other people's money, including credit cards, was contagious. Despite the risks, credit cards can be a valuable tool, especially when you have cash in the bank. It allows you to float for 30 to 60 days, offering a helpful buffer for certain purchases.

  1. Business Credit Essentials:

Whether you're tapping into personal or business credit, the first lesson is clear — ask for it. Our journey begins with your vendors. Even if you usually pay with a debit card, inquire about credit terms. Negotiate for 10 to 15 days if 30 seems daunting. Explore different suppliers; finding one that provides favorable credit terms can significantly benefit your business.

  1. Credit Line Strategies:

For those with an existing credit line, consider requesting an increase. A good rapport often leads to a higher credit limit. This principle extends to your bank; if you've been a responsible borrower, don't hesitate to ask for a credit line boost.

  1. Exploring New Avenues:

If your current bank isn't meeting your credit needs, explore new possibilities. Some banks may be more willing to extend a credit line to new clients. Be transparent about your requirements, and you might be pleasantly surprised.

  1. Strategic Financing:

For significant purchases like capital equipment, consider long-term financing options. Many vendors offer in-house or affiliated financing with attractive rates. Financing can be more advantageous than paying upfront, preserving cash flow and flexibility.

  1. Timing is Key:

There's this old saying: bankers will only lend you money when you don't need it.

Proactivity is key when seeking credit increases. Whether with credit cards or your bank, anticipate your needs before they become urgent. Have your financials and projections ready to demonstrate your ability to handle additional credit responsibly.

  1. Open Communication:

Maintain an open line of communication with your creditors. Before actually needing more credit, discuss your plans and projections.

In conclusion, increasing your business credit is a potent tool for growth, but its wise use is paramount. Remember, this is a short-term solution. Fundamental changes in your business come from improving margins and managing expenses.

Feel free to leave a comment or ask questions as you embark on your journey to financial success!

 Is there a cash management topic you'd like to learn about? Contact me at [email protected] or LinkedIn at  to introduce yourself, share ideas, or ask me questions about managing your business's cash.


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