Simple Solutions: Credit Monitoring Can Save Your Finances

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June 22, 2022

Did you know that 43% of small-business owners used their own money to start a business? And that can really hurt your financial health. But don’t worry—we have tools to help.

Credit monitoring tools can help business owners who use their own money to start a business

Small-business owners risk it all daily

When most people decide to start a business, they aren’t eligible for a small-business loan. So many turn to their own personal savings—in fact, over 40% of business owners used their personal money, according to our poll.

 The lack of business financing is dangerous for an owner’s personal financial wellbeing and livelihood. We found that 30% of polled business owners are not saving for retirement so they can personally fund their business.

So what’s the financial path forward? Building credit. Luckily, we know services that can help.

Our survey findings illuminate a lot about how much small-business owners risk.

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Weekly must reads

We went through over 30 different business credit card options to find the ten best for your business. What do they have in common? Low fees and 0% intro APR. But what sets them apart is what matters.

Sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true—personal loans can help fund your business. ​​With lower income and revenue requirements plus no business credit check, this may be a good option for businesses that don't qualify for business loans. They aren’t a perfect substitute (and we tend to recommend business loans for business needs) but in extenuating circumstances they can solve your cash flow problems. Ready to start? We’ve got a guide.

Credit monitoring is key if you want to build up your credit score to apply for loans and a business credit card. (There are even more reasons from our recent survey.) We have ten services that offer low cost monitoring so you’re not surprised when you apply for financing.

Show Pride for small businesses

Did you know there are over 1,800 certified LGBTQ+ business enterprises in the US, according to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce?

If you want to support the LGBTQ+ business community, we really like StartOut. This organization champions LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and offers labs, resources, and networking opportunities across the US. We think they're a fantastic organization and we hope you’ll check them out!

We’ve previously covered interest rates, cryptocurrency, and climate change… Check out all previous editions of Simple Solutions on our website!

Thank you for reading. We’ll see you next week.

     - Alex and the team

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Alex Kerai
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Alex Kerai
Alex reports on emerging consumer trends. Previously he was a staff writer for, with a focus on inventory management and ecommerce. He also started and wrote the Simple Solutions newsletter that was delivered to email subscribers each week, featuring news and interviews with business leaders and academics across the world. His writing on consumer trends can also be seen on,,,, and Utilizing his experience in multimedia content creation for businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions, Alex writes for businesses today.
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