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The main credit score used in the business world is the PAYDEX score from Dun and Bradstreet.

This number assesses a business’s lending risk.

It is much the same as a consumer credit score reflects a consumer’s individual credit risk.

PAYDEX is the business equivalent of your personal credit score.

The exact definition from Dun & Bradstreet is: The D&B PAYDEX® Score is D&B’s unique dollar-weighted numerical indicator of how a firm paid its bills over the past year, based on trade experiences reported to D&B by various vendors.

There are many BIG differences between a business PAYDEX credit score and an individual FICO consumer credit score.

Consumer FICO credit scores range from 350 – 850. The PAYDEX Score ranges from 0 – 100. 100 is the highest score you can get.

Individual credit scores come from several factors.

The PAYDEX score comes from one single factor - if a business makes prompt payments to its suppliers and creditors within the agreed upon terms of payment.

Most lenders and suppliers are looking for a score of 70 and higher. A score of 80 or better is our program standard.

If you own a business, your PAYDEX score is essential in establishing new credit and continuing to build credit limits exceeding $100,000.

It only takes 60 days to establish a positive PAYDEX credit score -

• First apply for a DUNS Number. This is a nine digit business identifying number with Dun and Bradstreet.

• Once your DUNS number is established you should next find a merchant who will extend you credit and then report that credit to Dun and Bradstreet.

• Once you have positive business credit report to Dun and Bradstreet you will have a positive PAYDEX score established.

• Then apply for more business credit and use it often. Make sure you pay back early to raise your scores to 80 or higher.

You can easily and quickly establish a positive PAYDEX credit score. As you continue to pay your bills on time, your scores will continue to rise.

This makes it possible to qualify for credit in your business name.

About the Author – John Piazza Norton is the CEO of Novatke Business Credit

At Novatke Business Credit, he identifies the best candidates to help and assists those business owners establish excellent business credit scores. Then, the plan is to leverage those scores to access cash and credit for their businesses. Mr. Norton is also the mastermind behind the release of the exclusive Business Funding Suite. The Business Credit and Funding Suite is the leading business cash and credit access system in the world today.

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