If you are like many people running their own business, your business and personal finances are often one and the same. You may base everything out of your personal account, making notations of what is business and what is personal, then planning to sort it all out at the end of the year. But, wouldn’t it be best to just have them separate in the first place. A business credit card can help you do this.
If your concern is that your business is too small to get a line of credit, think again. There are a number of small business credit cards out there that any business can take advantage of. Not only are they a line of credit, but they can also be a great way to become a little more organized in the future.
Keeping Records Straight
Once you have a business credit card, you no longer have to go through your personal statement at the end of the month, sorting each transaction as personal or business. Instead you know all the business transactions are on the one card, and the paperwork is already done for you. This saves a lot of time in the sorting process.
Keeping Tabs on Expenses
Having all your business expenses on business credit cards can also help you keep a better eye on the bottom line. It’s easy to lose track of what money is personal and business and how much you are really spending when everything is on one account. With a business credit card, you will see just what is going out of your business coffers, and may more clearly see where spending needs to be curbed.
The more purchases you put on your business credit card, the easier it is to pay off all those purchases at the end of the month. Instead of spending time writing a number of checks you can just make one payment to the credit card company, often online, and speed up the whole process.
With some business credit cards you won’t only get more organized, but also get a return on your spending. Many business credit cards offer rewards to their users. Just like you have rewards on your personal cards, business credit cards also offer cash back, travel miles, and other rebate programs that can give a little back to your business.