Can you afford to pay "x" amount of rent in advance to secure the rental? Sometimes a landlord will settle for upfront cash over the credit score provided your reasons are justified, as you stated they are.
with the least amount of interest and pay on it on time each month. Hopefully this helps you in renting or
maybe yet in buying property. Seek out a good loan officer that can guide you and advise you on the right path. Debbie Bergthold-Smith Classic Real Estate 708-267-5552
Your business will soon hit its limits as well, there is no room left in the world we live in here in the US to really succeed without good credit.
You can look into secured credit cards, paying your utility bills on time (especially the gas bill), getting a paid receipt each month for your rent and in 24-36 months you will have some real history and a score you can use.
until then, cash, references, and some luck will be your tools to get a place to live.