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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Financing Business Using Credit Cards (18 Expert Picks)

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Ashley Dull

Written by: Ashley Dull

Ashley Dull

With more than a decade of experience as a content manager and marketer, Ashley has specialized in finance coverage since 2015. She has worked closely with the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, up-and-coming fintech companies, and press and news outlets to curate comprehensive content and media campaigns. Her credit card commentary is featured on national media outlets that include CNBC, MarketWatch, Investopedia, and Reader's Digest, among others.

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Edited by: Lillian Guevara-Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro

Lillian brings more than 30 years of editing and journalism experience. She has written and edited for major news organizations, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the New York Times, and she previously served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida. Today, she edits all CardRates content for clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement.

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Advertiser Disclosure

Using business credit cards to finance a small- to medium-sized enterprise can be a great idea for someone who understands how to do it properly and meets these criteria:

  • doesn’t need more than $50,000
  • cannot secure a traditional business loan
  • doesn’t have the necessary collateral for an SBA loan
  • wants to take advantage of the rewards a credit card can offer

There are many advantages to using a credit card over a bank loan. There are risks as well. But any way a large sum of money is borrowed has its own pros and cons. Depending on your situation, business and personal goals, and qualifications, a business credit card may be a good funding option for you. We’ve identified 19 credit cards that are suitable for any entrepreneur looking to get a card to finance their business. Read on for some of our top picks for credit cards for financing an existing business, business credit card alternatives, cash-back credit cards, and cards for fair credit — or use the links below to jump ahead to the category you’re interested in.

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