A couple of years ago, I was in the market for a business credit card, so I applied for an American Express card that was offering a $250 signup bonus (sadly, that offer has long since expired). While this card was perfectly serviceable, I occasionally run into places that wouldn’t accept AmEx, and I also wasn’t crazy about the $125 annual. I ultimately cancelled it.
After that, I applied for a Discover Business card. I was once again enticed by a generous signup bonus, but I ultimately ran into similar problems regarding card acceptance. There are a few key places around town that won’t accept anything but Visa or MasterCard. Thus, I’m once again in the market for a business credit card.
Features of the ideal business credit card
My needs are simple. I want a cheap, widely accepted card — thus, I’m looking for a Visa or MasterCard. I also don’t carry a balance, so the APR is a non-issue. I’m more interested the annual fee (or lack thereof). Rewards are great, but my business expenses aren’t actually that high, so they’re not a huge deal.