Business Credit Card FAQs: Can You Get One with Bad Personal Credit?


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If you have bad personal credit, can you still get a business credit card?

As a real estate, you may be wondering how to get a business credit card and what sort of credit you need.

It can be challenging to secure credit when your personal credit score is less than ideal, but it’s not impossible. In this post, we’ll explore some tips and strategies for getting a business credit card with bad personal credit.

Personal Credit is Key to Business Credit Card Success

First, it’s important to understand that you’ll need a good credit score to get business credit cards. A credit score of at least 700 is usually the minimum requirement, with higher scores providing access to larger limits and more card options.

Assuming you have everything you need to get a business card, including a high credit score, a business or sole proprietorship, and a good, non-real-estate related business name, getting a credit card is relatively straightforward. 

Go to a site like or Credit Karma to pick the card that’s best for you. You can also visit Nav’s list of business cards to compare different types.

If you keep balances, then you may want to look at cards with 0% intro rates. You can change them out every year and save a lot of money.

Business vs Corporate Lines

It’s worth noting that business credit cards and personal lines of credit are different from corporate credit.

Business credit is typically based on your personal credit score and requires you to personally sign on the debt. 

Corporate credit, on the other hand, is based on your Dun and Bradstreet score and does not require you to personally guarantee the debt. Obtaining corporate credit can be a longer process, and it’s not common for small companies to obtain credit at the corporate level.

Resources for Business Setup and Credit Boosting

If you need to set up a business or improve your credit score, reach out to us at The Cash Flow Company. We have ways to help raise your credit score fast, and can guide you in setting up a business.

You can also check out Fund & Grow. Ask us about the discounts they gave us to pass on to you!