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Pros: For those who are credit-worthy, plastic is a particularly good source of capital for immediate money.

Cons: High interest rates, plus the risk of seriously damaging your credit, as even corporate cards are personally guaranteed. "This would be my last resort," says Cynthia Nevels of the North Dallas Small Business Development Center.

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