The Best Business Credit Cards, October 2013

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In 2011, I started my very first (official) small business and also opened my first business credit card.  My personal credit wasn't very good, so the only issuer that catered to my credit score was Capital One and I opened the Capital One Spark for Business. I've since been able to build my credit and was recently approved for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN.

You'll find both of those cards on the long list of the best business credit card of 2013 from our partners.  The credit (and charge) cards listed below include a wide variety of fee options, rewards and spending perks so if you own a business and are in need of a business credit card, I'm very certain you can find a card that caters to your business spending habits just by scrolling down.

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Ink Cash® Business Card – Chase loves to give out the big up front bonuses for new cardholders and the Ink Cash Business Card is no exception. New cardholders can earn $200 cash bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months. 5% cash back can be earned on the first $25,000 spent annually at office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services. Additionally, 2% cash back can be earned on the first $25,000 spent annually at gas stations and restaurants, and 1% cash back can be earned on all other purchases.  There is no annual fee to carry the Ink Cash Business Card and it includes a 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months.

Spark Cash for BizCapital One® Spark® Cash for Business - If cash back is what you're after, the Capital One Spark Cash for Business is your best bet.  Earn 2% cash back on every purchase, every day AND a $500 cash bonus after you spend $4,500 in the first 3 months of card ownership. The on-going variable APR is 16.99% (V).  The one downside to this card is that it carries a $59 annual fee, but the silver lining here is the fee is waived for the first year.

Capital One® Spark® Miles for BusinessSpark Miles Biz - A mirror image of it's cash counterpart, the Capital One Spark Miles for Business is the perfect fit for a business that finds itself on the road often.  2 miles are earned on every dollar spent, no matter the purchase, which provides the best return for a travel business card.  There is a 50,000 mile bonus for new cardholders that spend $4,500 in the first three months. The ongoing purchase APR is 16.99% (Variable) and again, the $59 annual fee is waived during the first year.

Citi ThankYou Business Logo CitiBusiness ThankYou® Card- Citi makes an appearance on our list with the Citi Business ThankYou Card. Earn 15,000 bonus ThankYou® points after you make $3000 in purchases within 3 months of cardmembership - enough for $150 in gift cards. Citi also offers up a 0% intro APR on Purchases for 6 months. After that, 13.24% variable.  It's rewards program provides triple ThankYou points on all eligible purchases on rotating quarterly categories and unlike many cards on this list, you won't find an annual fee on the Citi Business ThankYou Card. *This offer and/or promotion may have since changed, expired, or is no longer available.

Spark Classic BizCapital One® Spark® Classic for Business - As mentioned above, this was my very first business credit card, and it's designed for people and businesses with less than excellent credit (the only card on our list with this distinction).  The rewards program on the Capital One Spark for Business is not as strong as others, but 1% cash back on all purchases is still very respectable.  Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Capital One Spark Classic for Business is that it does not charge an annual fee, but the purchase APR is a very high at  22.99% variable.

*Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

*The content in this article is accurate at the publishing date, and may be subject to changes per the card issuer.

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