Growing Your Business

How to Build and Establish Business Credit in Canada

One of the most important aspects of running a small business is establishing a reputation with strong business credit. In addition, having strong business credit will help you get access to financing easier, and manage business risk and cash flow.  Having said that, obtaining business credit is easier said than done – especially for new …

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The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Business Credit Scores

Credit scores, especially ones related to your business, can be quite confusing. There are all sorts of different measurements and risks involved and not enough reliable information out there to guide you. We have created this guide to help you understand, improve and take advantage of your good credit score.  Credit is an important part …

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Small Business Credibility Checklist to Secure Financing

Building a strong credit profile is vital to the long term success of your business. If you ever decide to secure financing for your business, the first thing that lenders do is to verify your business profile for fraud. They will also check the credibility of your business through credit reports.  So before you decide …

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How to Prepare For Your Small Business Loan Application

Small business owners face lots of challenges on a daily basis but perhaps the most important one is limited funds. Having that extra cash at the tip of your fingers can be used to buy inventory, hire new employees, initiate a marketing strategy or campaign, or even open up a new physical location. It all sounds …

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Common Errors in Business Credit Reports and How to Fix Them

Did you know that anyone can check your business credit score? That’s why it’s always a good idea to use your credit cards properly and keep a good score. If not, you can actually create financial damage. That is, having a low score on your report can make it difficult to secure a small business …

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How to Manage Cash Flow For a Seasonal Small Business

Cash flow is undoubtedly the lifeblood of your small business. And keeping the incoming and outgoing cash under control is a challenge for all business owners. Sometimes this challenge of maintaining it leads to the failure of businesses. If you’re running a seasonal business (for example, an ice cream shop), you will face lots of …

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Small Business Loan

As a small business owner, the idea of having some extra cash at your fingertips to grow or expand your business has come to mind. It’s an exciting idea, right? And you may have come up with a few ways to get that business loan you need, either through banks or alternative lenders. It may …

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