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Paper or plastic? Small-business owners are increasingly opting for the latter. Fifty percent of entrepreneurs surveyed by PSI Global plan to use business credit cards to finance some aspect of their business in 2000, compared with just 34% in 1995. The reason: Competitive interest rates are only part of the story. According to PSI Global, small businesses also are doing more of their purchasing on the Internet, where plastic is the preferred currency. And don't forget perks like cash-back awards and coveted frequent-flier miles.

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