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Curtis Arnold
Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-Chief
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor Jr., Reporter
Amber Stubbs
Amber Stubbs, Managing Editor

Small Business Credit Cards

  • Small business surveys from Capital One and NFIB reveal guarded optimism

    Capital One's latest survey of small business owners has revealed that most entrepreneurs feel optimistic about the future of their local communities, even if they believe the nation's economy hasn't yet fully rebounded. According to Capital One's second quarter 2013 Spark Small Business Barometer, 45 percent of respondents told researchers that they felt optimistic about [...]

  • Capital One Spark: Double miles, double rewards

    Capital One continues to tempt consumers and small business owners alike with its rewards cards. In its Spark series, Capital One offers not one but six reward cards designed to appeal to entrepreneurs. The suite of cards is dubbed "Spark Business" and comprises six products with tools and benefits specially designed to help you run your [...]

  • New technologies woo business credit card users

    As London officials gear up for a "contactless" Olympic Games this summer, industry analysts report that the public's lack of awareness about new credit card technology could hamper its adoption. According to a YouGov study, fewer than 1 in 10 Britons knew they could use contactless credit cards or NFC-enabled smartphones to pay for meals [...]

  • Capital One launches Spark small business credit card line

    The Spark small business credit card line was recently launched by Capital One and the company, in a press release, notes it wants to offer small business owners increased rewards from everyday purchases. The company's new portfolio offers a total of six credit card choices. The six new credit cards are offering such rewards as cash [...]

  • American Express Business Gold Rewards card offers social media perks

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer is expired and is no longer available. American Express continues its campaign to win over the nation's small business owners with the rollout of a new The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN offer. Company officials announced the new version of its iconic charge card [...]

  • Ink from Chase boosts rewards for small business expenses

    Chase credit cards for business carry some new reward options, according to company officials. In a statement to reporters, representatives from JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced updates to the company's Ink from Chase brand. The business credit cards enable company owners and purchasing agents to earn points or dollars on each transaction, at rates higher [...]

  • Nilson: Chase dominated credit card growth in 2010

    The Nilson Report has recently released its annual figures for the top commercial and business credit cards of 2010. This list includes some of the largest banks in the U.S., as well as figures for their total numbers of accounts, credit cards, and their growth (or loss) compared to the same figures in 2009. J.P. Morgan [...]

  • PNC Bank: Business credit cards sustain 60 percent of women-owned companies

    Business credit cards fuel the startup dreams of three in five women entrepreneurs, according to a new survey commissioned by PNC Bank. Between March and May, the regional bank's researchers asked 1,300 female company owners and senior decision makers to share their thoughts on the state of the American business climate. According to the survey [...]

  • Chase credit card offers $200 cash back for Small Business Week

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Chase credit cards will play a major role in the bank's commitment to lend $12 billion to small businesses this year. Company officials announced that its neighborhood branches and credit card service centers would participate in the Small Business Administration's annual [...]

  • American Express survey highlights small business optimism for early 2011

    Accountants, marketing professionals and social media experts stand the best chances of finding jobs at small businesses sometime in the next six months, according to a new survey commissioned by American Express. The semi-annual American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor reports that more than a third of small business owners expected to hire new employees [...]

  • American Express backs Small Business Saturday shopping initiative with $25 rebates

    American Express has joined over a dozen advocacy groups in an effort to celebrate America's small business owners on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Although most shoppers raid big box stores for bargains on Black Friday, American Express OPEN encourages gift givers to spend some time in locally-owned businesses during the holiday season. The "Small Business [...]

  • American Express Business ExtrAA Corporate Platinum Card offers perks to companies and employees

    Midsize companies can enjoy stronger productivity and lower travel expenses with help from a new American Express card. Officials from American Express and American Airlines launched the Business ExtrAA Corporate Platinum Card to complement the partnership's already popular Corporate Card. The new card offers benefits and special rewards to both individual employees and their companies.Travelers [...]

  • Small Business Credit Card Holders Get Easy Savings from Chase and MasterCard

    A new partnership between JPMorgan Chase and MasterCard may result in millions of dollars in savings for small business credit card holders. Starting this month, Chase credit card holders with small business accounts can participate in MasterCard's Easy Savings program. Easy Savings provides business buyers with automatic rebates from thousands of popular vendors, ranging from [...]

  • Diners Club International Grows Brand Beyond Business in New Ad Campaign

    Diners Club International launched a global branding campaign this month to reinvigorate one of the world's oldest and best known credit card franchises. A refreshed logo and a series of highly polished television ads mark the first major changes to Diners Club International's branding in six years. The TV spots celebrate cardholders' success, positioning the [...]

  • Small Business Credit Card Issuers Poised to Help Customers Leverage Stimulus

    As leaders of community banks and credit unions raised concerns about a government initiative to increase lending to small business owners, one group of lenders stands poised to help their account holders act quickly on new opportunities: small business credit card issuers. Over the past few months, many major banks and retailers have overhauled their small [...]

  • American Express Shines a Light on Small Businesses

    The Shine a Light program, launched by American Express and NBC Universal, allows consumers to nominate their favorite small business for a $100,000 prize for grant and marketing support. Nancy Smith, Vice President of Global Media and Content and Community at American Express, was contacted about the company's involvement. What is the ultimate goal of the [...]

  • Business Professionals Seek Strategic Help from For-Profit Credit Counseling Agencies

    According to recent statistics, nearly 100,000 Americans sought advice from a credit counseling agency in June 2009. That figure represents an increase of over a third from the same period a year earlier, underscoring the financial pressure faced by citizens across the country. Many Americans find themselves searching for answers in the wake of sudden [...]

  • Entrepreneurs Learn Credit Card Strategies at Speed Coaching Events

    Starting a new company in an economic recession often requires three things: a great idea, a generous small business credit card, and solid advice. Officials at American Express OPEN hope to connect entrepreneurs with all three at a series of seven live events throughout the spring and summer. The "Small Business Speed Coaching Test Drive" offers [...]