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Understanding The Uses Of A Small Business Credit Card

Aug 17, 2007
Small business credit cards are unsecured capital offered as credit, which are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. This is handy for new companies, which require a lot of capital.

Many offer additional benefits to attract stable customers. The additional benefits include travel benefits and management solutions for business payment, purchasing and expenses. There are many important features to remember when purchasing one, like the annual percentage rate, the annual fee, the perks offered, the ability to monitor spending, the flexibility and the card's acceptance.

Reasons To Use Them
They provide an opportunity to build business credit for newly established businesses. Emerging businesses need capital and unsecured credit. The card comes in handy in this situation. It helps people avoid mixing business with personal transactions. Mixing these two types of credit can create a lot of money management and tax problems. Like most other financial instruments, it can help a business if properly used. Otherwise the misused card is liable to destroy your business due to default on debts and bankruptcy. It helps organize the bookkeeping process, giving year-end statement summaries with the transactions itemized and categorized.

Ways To Use Them
Credit cards are a form of charged borrowing. The cost of the product depends on the credit terms and conditions. It is essential to compare the terms and conditions before opening a credit card or charge card account. Small businesses frequently borrow funds to operate. Most of the time the cards used are personal and business credit cards. About 46 percent of the small companies in the U.S. use personal credit cards and the rest use business credit cards. Personal credit cards can be used in the initial phase of the business, but once the company is established, the use of personal credit cards will create tax problems. It is important on the part of the business owner to be aware of such things while enjoying the benefits of the company.

These cards offer a wide range of plans to customers. Many come with additional benefits, which attract the consumer. The customers have the choice to select the card that best suits their needs. Some card companies offer gift coupons. The selection of the card depends on the user. The application for small business credit cards can be made online.

There are many software packages available in the market today to assess a credit limit and manage it properly. They also help to compare and choose the best credit card offered by various financial institutions.
About the Author
David Gass is President of Business Credit Services, Inc. His company publishes a free weekly e-newsletter on Small Business Consulting at their web site http://www.smallbusinessconsulting.com
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