Definition of a Business Check

by Kasey Steinbrinck; Updated September 26, 2017
Business checks make your company appear more professional.

Business checks can also be printed for a specific organization or company. Business checks are efficient and will make your company appear professional and trustworthy.

What is a Check?

A check is a legal form of payment promising a transfer of funds from one party to another. It tells a financial institution to take a specific amount of money from a specific account.

Business vs. Personal Checks

Personal checks draw payments from a checking account held by an individual or household. Business checks draw funds from a business account belonging to a certain company.

Endorsing Business Checks

A business check is endorsed using the legal name of the company and the signature of a representative such as the business owner or treasurer. You may choose to restrict the endorsement by writing "For Deposit Only" on the back.

Types of Business Checks

There are two basic types of business checks. Laser or computer business checks are completed with accounting software, and manual checks are written by hand.

Ordering Business Checks

You can order business checks personalized with your company's information. Order them from the bank where you have a business checking account or from online check printers such as Check Advantage or Checks Unlimited.

About the Author

Kasey Steinbrinck is a multi-media producer and freelance writer living in Green Bay, Wis. He has a Bachelor of Science in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. He has also spent time living in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, Utah. His career has included work as a news producer, TV comedy writer/producer and radio producer.

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