Maybe you’ve recently started a business, or you’ve been at it for some time now, perhaps you are thinking about moving toward becoming more professional. At some point, your business may have just been you, your computer, and a dream, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch. Regardless of the current size of your business, there are many advantages to acquiring a business credit card. Here are some things to consider:
1.Business credit cards typically have higher limits.
Of course, this shouldn’t be the only reason that you acquire a business credit card. That being said, businesses often have much more significant associated costs than do individuals. With a higher spending limit, you can easily make bigger transactions to help you order supplies for your business, purchase airline tickets for employee groups, etc.
2.They help you track spending and keep your personal and business finances separate.
If you are a small business owner, you’re likely very personally close to your business. So much so, in fact, that you have a hard time separating your personal and business finances. This can be problematic for several reasons, the most important being that you won’t be able to tell as easily when your business is making or losing money, simply because it’s all tied up with your personal finances.
A business credit card helps separate things. What’s more, you can issue cards to your employees that links to your business account. This way, you don’t have to be present when employees have routine, incidental, business-related purchases to make. If you aren’t sure that you can trust your employees, many business credit cards offer employee misuse protection.
3.Business credit cards offer many rewards that typical cards don’t.
Now that your business is becoming more serious, you’ll have to start thinking about certain business-related matters that may have never crossed your mind. A perfect example is business travel, and if you use your business credit card often and wisely, you can stand to rack up lots of mileage points. Business credit cards also offer rewards through discounts on business-related retail stores, etc.
4.They are often safer than regular credit cards.
If you are going to use a credit card that links to your business, safety is a good reason, in and of itself, to get a business card. Business credit cards often offer extra options for protection, like identity theft insurance, misuse insurance, and travel accident insurance. Most consumer credit cards don’t offer these protection options.
Of course, acquiring any sort of credit card has its risks. But if you use your business credit card wisely by spending modestly and repaying in a timely manner, your small business could stand to benefit enormously. Good luck!
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