Selecting the right card for your contracting business can be a tricky thing to do, make sure you know your differences in cards
Entrepreneurs place value on every single dollar they make — both through their core business competencies, and through “bonuses” they earn on their credit cards.
This is especially vital for small companies and startups, where every little bit of money you can generate can really make a big difference. As such, you should still take great care in choosing your small business credit card — and in this article, we’ll round up some of the most promising contenders.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPE OF CARDS
The best way to think about credit cards is in terms of a few major categories — flat rate card rewards, zero percent APR, and fair credit being the most essential. Here’s an explanation of each type of card.
- Flat Rate Reward Cards: The great thing about a flat rate card is that you’re always going to earn back the same amount of money, no matter what kind of purchase you’re making; there is no tiered reward structure in place, which makes this a good option for small business owners who just want to have one card at their disposal.
- Zero Percent APR Cards: The zero percent APR card comes with no annual fee, and is a smart option for when you need to make a major inventory purchase. Earning cash-back rewards while enjoying a long period of debt-free interest provides a lot of flexibility, which is something small companies thrive on.
- Fair Credit Cards: Here’s our last category — cards that are extremely cheap to maintain, so long as you’re able to pay off the balance each month. For smaller-scale purchases, this is a great way to borrow money for your business.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT CREDIT CARD
There’s no one right way to settle on a credit card, and in fact, your business might benefit from having a couple of different ones. We urge you to read through all the details on any card before you sign up, and to think about how it will work for your small business. These three recommendations are ones to start with, but there are plenty of other great cards out there that are worth your consideration.
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