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Is a Secured Business Credit Card for You?

By Edited Apr 29, 2015 0 1

There are many different kinds of business credit cards that a person or business can get. Many businesses don't know which one they should get or which one is going to be right for their business. It's not as hard as you may think it is.

What Is A Secured Business Credit Card?

There are many different business credit cards, but a secured card is different in many ways and you may just want to understand a bit more to see if it is right for you and your business. A secured business credit card is one that has a certain amount of money that is already in an account with your financial institution and that your business can use and is attached to a credit card. It works something like a debit card, but it uses the credit card system and works to improve your business credit.

Does Your Business Need One?

There are a few different reasons that your business may want to have a secured credit card. The first is that you may have poor personal credit and are unable to get a credit card that will work for your business. Adding a secured card will help to build the credit of the business and enable the business to use credit more widely in the future.

Another reason that you may want to have a secured card is so that you can keep your business expenses separate from the ones that are more personal to you. You may also want to not worry so much about getting the two expenses combined and getting confused when it comes to taxes.


Who Needs A Business Credit Card?

In this day and age almost any business needs access to credit and a credit card is one of the easiest ways to get that credit and build business credit. But when a small business is just getting started, this can be difficult with no track record, and so many banks offer a secured small business credit card that can get you and your business rolling and give you the convenience to make purchases on credit with your card. This applies to most new businesses that need credit cards to help keep their businesses going and to make the most out of the business that they are doing.

A prime example of a business that could use a secured business credit card is a new retail business that may need a little help with unexpected inventory needs. Having that extra boost can help when the business may need something in stock and can't get the money in a more traditional way.

Another kind of business that may need a secured credit card for business is a service business. This kind of business is always in need of something and the business in not generating the cash flow it needs yet and may not have the money that it needs for purchases even they have sales . This is where a credit card can really come in handy and keep a business going.

Where Do I Get a Secured Credit Card for Business?

There are a few places that you can go to get this kind of business credit card. The first is your local bank, who should be able to offer you the best business credit card. Your local bank may be able to get your business an even better credit card limit because they may know you and your banking habits. Plus, you already have money on deposit with them.

Another place that you can get a secured credit card for business is through credit card companies that you already do business with on a personal basis. Some of these credit card companies, especially these days, are willing to work with you if your recent payment history is good even though your overall credit score may be low and some may be willing to give you help. They also may give you decent rates that will help you to improve the credit that you may have.

Secured business credit cards are not that hard to get and not that hard to use if you are willing to do the work to get the best rate and the best company to work with. Take your time and find a company that will be the best for you and your business. That way you will be happy with what you are getting and with what you are spending.

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Comments

Sep 28, 2010 10:25am
mcimicata
Amazing article! I definitely enjoyed reading it, and learned quite a bit...I will refer it to anybody that is curious about the subject matter.
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