I've been operating a local computer repair and retail business for about 2 years and haven't needed a line of credit until now. The problem is that I'm in college and have student loans. So, as a sole proprietor, credit card companies keep checking my personal credit, seeing a bunch of student loan accounts, and immediately denying me. I've had a personal credit card for almost 4 years, which I've never been late on and always pay off completely at the end of every year, but the loans always overshadow that fact.
It's a catch 22 situation of sorts. I need credit to expand my business and get more income to pay off these student loans, but I can't get a business line of credit because I have them in the first place.
What actions can I take here?