October 6, 2006, Newsletter Issue #15: What's in a Business Credit Report?

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Here are some of the items you can expect to see in a typical business credit report:

* Payment history: Does the business pay its bills on time?

* Outstanding credit: How much does the business owe and to whom?

* Comparative data: Placing the company's payment and credit history in context with others in the same industry.

* Company background and public record information.

* 6-month and 1-year trend analysis for payments and credit. Related Tip: You can download a business credit report online at Manta and find information about a company's past financial data, outstanding credit and payment and loan history.

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