Small businesses figure importantly in the American economy, yet few resources exist for small business owners looking to build their credit. In The Rational Guide to Building Small Business Credit, Barbara Weltman offers an indispensable new guide that clearly explains how to build and maintain a credit profile for your company. This book covers the fundamentals of credit building, including the five C's of credit analysis and how to register your D-U-N-S® number with Dunn & Bradstreet. Advanced concepts include re-establishing poor credit, working with the government, and running credit checks on your customers. This book uses a rational, no-nonsense approach to give you the information you need to proactively manage your credit! Includes a foreword by Vicki Raeburn, Chief Quality Officer, Dunn & Bradstreet. Technical Accuracy is assured by Louis B. Celli, Jr., Chairman, Advisory Committee, Veterans Business Affairs, Small Business Administration.