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If I am guarantor for my small business credit card, could the businesses late payments affect my personal credit?

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Today we all have a very clear idea about how credit cards are simply turning out to be a highly important part of all of our lives. Even with business plans and ideas, having a credit card can really impact how you decide things or choose to do them. If you have a small business and have chosen to have a business card in your name, then it is the beginning of establishing credit worthiness for your business. Since the card is in your name and you are the guarantor, it goes without saying that any late payments, any payment you miss out on or even chose to neglect will definitely affect your personal credit score.

This is the new age where credit for business is quite a popular concept. The important thing is to learn to manage it effectively so as to not damage your standing with the banks and creditors. There are many advantages to using a business card over a personal credit card. What you need to do is to make sure that you pay attention to some important ground rules to avoid damage to your credits score. Firstly do not make personal transactions using your business credit card. Mixing the two can lead to real issues with the IRS and also in money management. It is a good way to let the authorities know you are serious about your business and have a separate business card, but you have to keep it separate.

A small business card is a great way to build credibility and credit worthiness for your business. If you make payments late on it and keep considering it as a separate account, your business will ultimately suffer when you have need for a loan or some other financial deal. Pay your bills on time and also ensure there are preset limits on your business card which is a great way to make sure your employees are not spending over a certain amount that is acceptable. A sound credit profile is required when you stand as guarantor for a small business credit card. Maintaining this score is in the best interests for yourp personal and business credit needs in the future. Building business credit is the only way to work your way up in terms of finances.

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