Great posts guys!
All business owners should remember that growing your EIN's credit is much like building your SSN's. You need to start by establishing credit with vendors (Office Max, Staples, Shell), pay your bills on time (or early to get that paydex up!) and be patient. Many lenders in today's market have tightened up their lending guidelines, especially for no-PG products.
I made the mistake to apply for Staples at the start of the building process and got rejected. Even though at that time I had a commercial space as an office address. I think Staples comes later. Net 30 day accounts like Graingers, Uline, Quills (have to prepay), Reliable, AZ Snacks (have to pre pay but still report) and a few other come first.
Another thing is that I can not seem to get a straight answer from many of these customer service people.