USA Today:

Small-business owners face an onslaught of choices as companies blitz them with new credit card offers.

American Express just launched a cash-back card aimed at small companies. Visa this month is rolling out a card targeting small firms with big appetites, those spending $25,000 or more a year. Discover entered the market for the first time this past summer.

Business owners should move cautiously, just as they would when shopping for a personal credit card. Rock-bottom interest rates can jump after the introductory period ends. They often soar, too, if owners make a late payment. Cash-back rewards may sound like great money savers, but not if you carry a balance subject to high interest.

Marketers smell opportunity in the 90% or more of small-business spending not on credit cards — up to $4.8 trillion a year, says Visa.

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Originally posted by Rich Whittle on November 28, 2006 in Ideas.

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