Starting a new business is tough thing to do. Getting new business credit cards can be equally difficult, but there are ways to get them. In order to get new business credit cards requires a number of steps the business owner must take before getting final approval.
One of the first steps in getting new business credit cards is making sure the owner (or owners) have separated their personal credit from their business credit. It is important to make sure that, once this is done, that the credit cards will be issuing credit information to business credit agencies and not having it impact personal credit ratings.
Getting new business credit cards is nearly impossible without having some kind of business credit history. In order to obtain this credit, at least five vendors or suppliers must be willing to give the new business a small of amount of credit and inform the credit agencies that they have extended this credit. This will establish the new business' credit-worthiness and make it possible for them to obtain credit cards.
One of the difficult aspects of getting new business credit cards is finding ones that will allow the consumer to obtain them without giving up personal information. There are more than 500 credit cards that claim to be business credit cards, but fewer than five dozen will make deals with companies that are not willing to give a Social Security number or other kind of personal information from the owner.
When looking for new business credit cards, it is important to make sure that the credit cards in question are, indeed, business cards. There are a number of credit cards on the market that can be more easily obtained, but are actually personal credit cards with a company's name on them. These cards, while used for business purposes, can do damage to an individual's personal credit if business isn't as good as hoped. Reading the fine print any time a new business owner applies for a credit card could save them a great deal of personal heartache later, as can having the patience to establish firm business credit.