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The Best Credit Card for Your Business But Which One?

Nick Makaryk
Jun 11, 2008
Whether you are a small business owner or a corporate employee traveling up and down the country, a business credit card is an essential tool for tracking and managing your expenditure. The secret to finding the best one for you is choosing one which works equally as hard as you do.

Although the bank will offer you a credit card when you open a checking or savings account with them, you should not always work on the theory that theirs is the best deal.

It is important that you shop around for the best business credit card available and one with no annual fee is a good place to start.

You will already be paying interest on the purchases you make so why on earth would you agree to pay an annual fee as well? Take a look at the credit cards available on line and you will see a selection of options open to you.

Consider how you plan to use your business credit card. Will you frequently charge travel costs and office supplies expenses to the card? If so, you need a card with a low rate of interest applied to the outstanding balance each month.

For businesses consistently keeping up with monthly payments every percentage point of interest saved is money for them and not for the credit card company. The credit card companies want your business and to prove this they not only offer good rates of interest but bonuses as well!

One of the more popular bonuses given by the credit card companies are airline travel rewards. You earn points based on your spends and these can be used to redeem against the cost of flights, hotel reservations, car rentals and so on and so forth.

This is particularly useful for small companies or corporations who travel a lot and can sometime even pay for the next trip away. If you tend to use the same airline on a regular basis you can apply for a credit card which is sponsored by the airline in question.

Another bonus given by some credit cards is a cash back sum. However, as this is more costly for the credit card company, you may find you pay a higher rate of interest or annual fee than other cards. The business would have to use the card sufficiently to get an adequate cash back sum equal to the amount you pay in annual fees alone.

Small businesses will soon discover that a business credit card is a superb way to keep an eye on business expenses and quite a few credit card companies will provide detailed expenditure reporting which makes everyone in the accounts department absolutely delighted. As soon as the business meets the criteria for a business or corporate credit card, it is easy to get additional cards for new employees.

When business is going well and regular payments of at least the minimum amount are being paid, the credit limits will be lifted and a good history will be built which may well come in extremely useful at some time in the future when the business decides to expand.
About the Author
Nick Makaryk is an Internet Publisher, Copywriter, and Founder of Best Credit Cards A Free consumer credit card comparison site helps consumers find the Best Credit Card while avoiding high interest rates, charges, and fees.
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