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Run Your Business Smoothly With a Business Credit Card

Nick Makaryk
Aug 29, 2008
When you own your own business, there are many reasons why you use tour business credit cards. Take for an example, you will probably need to purchase many office supplies like pens, office paper and ink cartridges, or might want to take one of your clients to lunch and hope to ring up a deal. Whatever the reason is to use your card, a business credit card can help you keep your business organized and lead you to a successful business life, if you use your card correctly.

Over and over again, small business owners and entrepreneurs will get caught waiting for money from clients, and once the check finally comes, it will take a certain amount of time to clear. In the meantime, outgoings will build up and will need to be paid. This is the time when it becomes just how important your business credit card is. This card will be able to take care of essential expenses.

Business credit cards can also be used to purchase business equipment if the terms are better than personal loans or other business credit. In fact, some credit card providers offer additional warranty protection on purchases which can actually have better terms than the manufacturer's warranty. If you are interested in using a credit card for equipment purchases, you would be well advised to research the cards that give you the best all round deals such as buyer's protection.

Credit cards are often the best payment option if you wish to purchase a couple of pieces of equipment and would not be spending enough to warrant a loan or line of credit. A business credit card will give you the ability to pay the equipment off over a period of time.

Business credit cards can also be used instead of running a petty cash system or needing account requisition forms for everything. As long as you have clear rules for the use of these cards and reasonable credit limits attached to them, they can streamline your business accounts and make things a lot easier for your accountant. Having monthly credit card statements that detail spending also protects your business against under the table activities of employees in the system.

Your business can build a good credit rating by simply using your credit card wisely and paying by the due date. The reputation of your business is important and is, in part, created by the credit rating it is given by firms such as Dun and Bradstreet. Therefore, it is important to deliberately use your business credit card to create a good credit history. If you do this, your credit card can help your business to grow and have a very positive future indeed.
About the Author
Nick Makaryk: Editor, Publisher, and Founder of Best Credit Cards. A Free Consumer Credit Card Comparison site helps consumers find the right credit card while avoiding high interest rates, charges, and no fees. Compare 0% Interest Credit Cards from Visa, Master Cards, Discover, American Express.
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