Can I Get a Secured Credit Card for My Small Business? | CreditShout

Can I Get a Secured Credit Card for My Small Business?

By Kevin / November 2, 2010

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Q: I just started a small business and I’m looking to build credit, is using a secured credit card a good idea?

A: The answer to that question is “yes”. Your secured credit card may not actually say that it is a “business” credit card, and you may not be able to get some “business” credit card rewards or bonuses, such as double miles, extra points, discounts, and other things, but you can still get a secured credit card.

Getting a secured credit card can actually be an asset. For one thing, you will know exactly how much you have to spend, which should make you look harder for bargains and lower prices.

Secondly, with a secured credit card, you have access to your spending history. This will let you keep track of spending as well as what your balance is on the card.

If you see any unusual or suspicious entries on the credit card statement, you can instantly dispute them. You won’t have to wade through the household or personal expenses to get to your business entries, and this can make it easier.

You can also see when it is time to either reload or pay the balance off. If you make consistent checks, you will have plenty of opportunity to put more money into the account so that the card won’t be declined. And, because you know the balance on your small business credit card, you can pay that off faster, because you don’t have to worry about separating it from your personal credit card.

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