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 So if you want to get started on your business, the first thing that you want to do is get yourself well-financed with a good business card, line of credit, or other similar loan package.  This is not a terribly difficult thing to do if you have good credit, but getting set up with your first business card/line of credit is a bit more challenging.  This article will explain why, and what you can do to get into the system
Business credit operates slightly differently from personal credit.  Business credit puts a much greater emphasis on the profitability and stability of your business, but also accounts somewhat for the variable of timely credit repayment.  Therefore, in the early phases of your business, it is essential for you to get into the credit system.  The easiest way to do this is to apply for a secured credit card, which will make the application process much easier, ensure that you are not going to have any problems with your business credit interacting with your personal credit, and that you will be able to start building credit right away once you start using it.  One of the most essential things to have in a business is a good business card.
Line of credit is bit more tricky.  Getting a line of credit is very helpful for homeowners who want to tap into some of their equity, but getting a line of credit through a bank for business in the modern economy might be a little more difficult.  It is probably a better idea to use revolving credit lines for the purposes of credit building and leave the big loans to solid, amortized lump sums.

This Business article was written by Mark Karavan on 3/27/2010