Most small business owners work hard to keep their businesses running smoothly by cutting corners, reducing unwanted expenses and making smart business move. But in all their hard work, most often they forget and undermine the importance of taking care of their business’s credit rating. Creditworthiness plays a big role when you need to look for financing options through business loans or alternative financing sources such as KredX’s invoice discounting services to support or grow your business. In simple terms, a business’s creditworthiness is a valuation performed by these lenders to determine if they are a good fit to be given money to and won’t default any debt. It usually takes factors such as repayment history and credit score into consideration.
Every small business owner would be familiar with the panic associated with customers paying late. It wrecks havoc with your business operations, your planning and regular payments to employees and other operational charges. In fact, it has been found that over 55% of the total value of B2B invoices in India were reported to be paid late according to a 2016 report by Atradius. This causes problems for the business and in turn, the other businesses it works with, thereby causing a negative cascading effect. To counter this, most businesses have in place a process called credit control. In simple words, it is a practice followed by businesses to ensure that customers don’t take too long to pay you by following up through emails or calls.