Top 5 Travel Rewards Cards for Small Business 2017

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American Express Business Platinum

American Express Business Platinum
$450
First Year Fee
Bonus:
100,000 Amex Membership Rewards points (50,000 when you spend $5,000 in first three months and 50,000 if you spend $10,000 in those three months).   Targeted offers are often as high as 150,000 points, but require a $20,000 spend in three months.
 
Additional Earning Opportunities: Earn 5X points for airline purchases.  

Max.Value: $2,700, as we value Amex points as high as 2.7 cents each when redeemed through Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program (other opportunities are are significantly less valuable). $4,050 if you are targeted for the 150,000 points promotion. Other redemptions are significantly less valuable.
Great redemption opportunities on Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program are outlined in this article.

Chase Ink Business Preferred®

Chase Ink Business Preferred®
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee

Bonus:
Get 80,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three months.   Additional Earning Opportunities: Receive 3x points on travel, shipping, online advertising (Google, Facebook) and internet/cable/phone expenditures to a total of $150,000 per year.  

Max.Value: $2,160 as we value Chase points as high as 2.7 cents per point on some redemption opportunities at United, Hyatt, British Airways or Singapore Airlines.
Transfer Sapphire points to:
 
Hyatt - 8,000 points gets a night at the Hyatt Regency Greenville, SC.
British Airways - 15,000 points gets a round trip ticket between Chicago and the East Coast (on AA).
United - 140,000 points gets a RT business class ticket from JFK to Narita.
Singapore - 60,000 points gets a RT business class ticket from the mainland US to Hawaii (on United).

Business Gold Rewards Card from Amex Open

Business Gold Rewards Card from Amex Open
$0
First Year Fee
Bonus:
50,000 Amex Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in your first three months.  
 
Additional Earning Opportunities: Earn 3x on online advertising, airline purchases, shipping, gas or cloud computer, and 2x on the four other categories.

Max.Value: $1350 when redeemed on Singapore Airlines, see above.

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select®

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select®
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee
Bonus:
30,000 American Airlines points after spending $1,000 in first three months.

Max.Value: $600 as we value American points as high as 2 cents each.

Amex Delta Business

Amex Delta Business
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee
Bonus:
50,000 Delta Skymiles if you spend $2,000 within your first five months of card membership.
 
Additional Earning Opportunities: 2x Delta Skymiles per dollar spent on Delta.

Max.Value: $250 as we value Delta Skymiles as high as 1/2 of a penny.