Your Dun & Bradstreet Rating and Its Importance to Your Business

Your Dun & Bradstreet Rating and Its Importance to Your Business

One of the most popular credit reports for businesses is the Dun & Bradstreet report. Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is a credit reporting agency that collections private and public information to produce a credit profile. Dun & Bradstreet provides PAYDEX business credit scores as well. Your D&B business credit report shows your company information including operational data and public filings such as liens and bankruptcies. Lenders look at this information to determine how creditworthy you are. Keep reading to find out more about your D&B rating and how it affects your business.

Calculating Your Business Debt Service Coverage Ratio

Calculating Your Business Debt Service Coverage Ratio

When you apply for a loan, lenders want to make sure your small business can repay it. One way lenders determine this is by calculating our debt service coverage ratio (DSCR). This is also referred to as the debt service ratio or debt coverage ratio. Your debt service coverage ratio is calculated by dividing your business’s net operating income by your annual debt payments. We will talk you through how to calculate it for your small business and how the ratio affects your ability to qualify for a loan.

What You Should Know About NAICS Codes and Small Business Lending

What You Should Know About NAICS Codes and Small Business Lending

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are six-digit codes used by the federal government to classify businesses into an industry operating in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The main purpose of an NAICS is to collect, analyze, and publish statistical data related to the business economy.  Banks, insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions review NAICS codes to assess risk which can affect the financing terms for small businesses.  There are 20 sectors and over 1,000 industries in the United Sates NAICS system.

What Is Revolving Credit?

What Is Revolving Credit?

As a small business owner, there will be a time where you need to access capital to keep your business moving forward. Most entrepreneurs rely on personal credit cards, but revolving credit is a great tool that small business owners can use to get the financing they need. Read on to learn what a revolving credit is and how it works.

What a Leverage Ratio Means and How to Calculate It

What a Leverage Ratio Means and How to Calculate It

A leverage ratio indicates the level of debt incurred by a business entity against other accounts in its balance sheet, income statement, or cash flow statement. This ratio helps provide an indication on how the company’s assets and operations are financed. We will dive in this concept in detail and look at the different leverage ratio formulas available.

The Pros and Cons of Short-Term Office Leases

The Pros and Cons of Short-Term Office Leases

If you are ready to lease a commercial space for your business, there are a few steps you must take to find the right property and get the most benefits out of it. Perhaps you a startup or in the early stages of your business so you are uncertain about the future of your business, so you are considering a short-term office lease. Read on to find out both the advantages and disadvantages of having a short-term office lease.

What You Need to Know About Credit

What You Need to Know About Credit

Having credit is important for anyone’s life whether you are a small business owner or a consumer. Credit comes into play in many ways from purchasing a car or renting an apartment. However, there are so many people who do not understand how credit works nor how their actions can affect their credit scores which can seriously have a negative impact on their financial situation. So, what exactly is credit and what do you need to know about it? Today we will answer that and much more.

Everything You Need to Know About Business Credit Scores

Everything You Need to Know About Business Credit Scores

If you own a small business, you have most likely considered ways to get funding to grow your business. Understanding how funding for small business works, how business credit scores are calculated, and how important it is to establish good credit, will all help you to achieve success as you grow and expand your business.

The Difference Between Private Equity vs. Venture Capital

The Difference Between Private Equity vs. Venture Capital

Private equity and venture capital often times get confused because they both invest in companies and use exit strategies by selling their investments in equity financing by holding initial public offerings (IPOs). While these two types of funding have similarities, they each perform in unique ways. In this article we will discuss what the differences are and how they work.

How to Use Small Business Funding

How to Use Small Business Funding

Funding for your small business is needed whether you are just starting your business or are ready to take it to the next level. There are many ways you can start to use your small business funds so it is important to first figure out what you will use it for and most importantly how you will pay it back. Every financing option has their own unique list of terms and capital amounts provided so it is important to do research beforehand to learn what they are.