Many businesses without lines of credit don’t think about obtaining one until it’s almost or already too late. They wait until they’re short on payday, their creditors are calling, or they’re unable to meet their obligations due to not enough revenue or a lack of cash flow.
So how does having a business line of credit avoid getting into this situation? The keyword when it comes to planning for a credit line is “prepare.” Be ready before you get into trouble, before you have cash flow and funding problems, and before you run into a shortfall. All of these are great times to consider getting a business line of credit. Because, when the time comes, you might not be able to arrange a credit line to get you out of a jam and cover necessary business expenses.