In order survive in today’s world, small business owners need to make sacrifices. There’s no getting around it.

A recent study by Experian has revealed, however, that many women entrepreneurs are making too many sacrifices when it comes to personal finance, putting their credit scores at risk in the process.

When women business owners don’t have access to the capital and credit they need through commercial channels, they’re forced to turn to their personal credit to keep things running.

Sometimes, it’s a risk you just have to take. But if you find yourself in this position, there is a way out.