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Use Your Business Credit Card to Increase Your Success

Nick Makaryk
Aug 14, 2008
Business start ups or expansions can be expensive and often involve at least some debt. As long as you have planned for it, and approached it sensibly borrowing can be a positive aspect of establishing a successful business. In fact, it may be a necessary expense to create future expense.

The business credit card is an ideal way to purchase what is necessary to operate a small or new business. It is almost like the line of credit given to larger and more established companies by financial institutions.

The fastest way to get a business credit card is to apply online. It works similarly to a personal credit card and it needs to be used responsibly so that you and your business can avoid going into a debt trap that is extremely hard to escape from.

It will probably come as no surprise that credit card companies do not appreciate late payments and will penalize you for making them. If your due date presents a problem for timely payments due to your business cash flow, try requesting a new due date. This will help you avoid late payment charges and a poor credit report.

Business credit cards also allow you to obtain cash advances when necessary. It allows you access to a loan in emergency situations without you needing to go to the bank cash in hand. However, the ease with which you can go to the ATM and get cash out can be a curse as much as a blessing. If you do it too often, your credit card balance will increase dramatically and cash advances are usually charged at much higher interest rates than straight purchases. If you are using your business credit card to keep your business going independent of immediate cash flow, it is wise to set up direct payment from your card to creditors and keep your cash to cover other needs so you don't need to take cash advances.

Instead of distributing many checks to different people, you can simply write out one check to cover all of them. This makes accounting a lot easier. This also allows you to keep track of payments records that can be checked at any time.

All businesses encounter fluctuations, some by the season which are predictable and others which are sudden and totally unexpected. This is the reason why you need to keep payments for debt up to date so you have something to fall back on if necessary.

A good credit rating also comes in useful at such times as it will allow the cash advances to continue so if you have met your payments on time and used your card sensibly, then this will help you get through your leaner spells.
About the Author
Nick Makaryk is an Internet Publisher, Copywriter, and Founder of Best Credit Cards . A Free consumer credit card comparison web site helps individuals find the Best Credit Card while avoiding higher interest rates, charges, and fees.
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