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This story appears in the August 1998 issue of

By now, every kid with a lemonade stand has probably received a mailbox full of small-business credit card offers. Over the past year or so, small-business owners and homebased entrepreneurs have become a target market for major credit card companies, and for good reason.

Surveys show that about 30 percent of small-business owners currently have corporate credit cards, and that an additional 30 percent who have been using personal credit cards for business purposes are "ready, willing and able" to make the switch to corporate cards, according to Steve L. Abrams, senior vice president for U.S. corporate products at MasterCard International.

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