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Having a bank account is important as it serves not only a means of financial identification and representation, but also provides a safe place for you to keep your money. Personal accounts mainly serve as a vault for savings, but if you are planning on opening and maintaining a business, a business account can provide you with more benefits to assist in your venture.
The main purpose of a business bank account is for you to have a separate account that is intended purely for business transactions and related expenses. A business account helps to allot funds for specific business related objectives. With a business account, you can formally create ventures and partnerships with other businesses without necessarily putting your personal funds at stake.
Through a business account, you can allocate money for partnerships, investments, and make mass payments. This is especially helpful when providing salaries to people whom you employ. Several types of businesses such as limited liability corporations (LLCs) also require that business accounts are used in order to prevent your business' legal benefits from being voided.
Opening a business account provides you with a lot of benefits, especially once you learn how to use it properly. Among these advantages are special discounts and promotions provided by your chosen financial institution. Since you have a business, you are presumed to be more capable of paying dues as compared to using only a personal account. You can also open multiple sub-accounts through a main business account, which is not possible with merely a personal account.
With a business account, you can make mergers with either your personal and business accounts. This is especially true if you have been a loyal customer of your bank. You may also qualify for credit card accounts which provide lower interest rates to assist in your business ventures. In terms of business socialization, you can gain more partnerships with more established companies as your business account indicates that you’re a credible businessman.
Opening a business account also has its downside. There are instances when you are faced with insufficient funds, and since you are a business account holder, you are given access to borrow funds from your bank or other lenders. If you do not know how to control your spending or if you get used to borrowing, you might end up using your personal savings to pay for your expenses and even end up bankrupt in the long run. This, however, can be prevented by being a practical, reasonable account holder.
Hailing from Arizona, William Hanz has been writing on a wide variety of subjects for nearly 2 years. His articles have appeared on several popular websites such as AssociatedContent.com. Hanz attended the University of Arizona majoring in computer science with a minor in English.