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Business credit reports are a very important thing for every entrepreneur to be aware of. Not only are business credit reports essential to lenders, but potential business partners and even certain clients will demand to see information about your business when you are dealing with them.

A good business credit report will cover the basic information about the business in question, including information pertinent to its origins, its profit and loss statements, and any information relative to delinquency of payments, bankruptcies or other issues it may have encountered in its operating history. It will disclose all information about property holdings, banking details, liens, and any statements against its operating procedures.

One of the easiest ways to get a free credit report is to visit This site provides free credit reports that will not only give you a full disclosure of your credit standing from whichever of the three credit reporting bureaus you select from, it will also do so without any negative repercussions to your credit profile of any kinds. Although credit “pulls” of this sort typically create a minor negative impact on your credit, this does not due to the 2004 FACTA legislation, which entitles consumers and businesses to a free credit report once per year. While you cannot get a Fair Isaac score or a Paydex score from these companies in this respect, the credit report will nevertheless provide you with an accurate assessment of your credit standing, and what can be done to improve your credit score.

Another reason why it is so important to stay on top of your business credit reporting standing is to avoid any inaccuracies that might arise on your credit report. Should your credit begin heading south, it is always good to know that this is not being caused by any errors on your credit statements.

Being on top of your business credit is absolutely essential to good business management. Make sure that you know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are so that you know how to steer your business in the right direction.

This Business article was written by Mark Karavan on 1/12/2010