It's a concept which wouldn't sit well with our parent's generation. But using credit cards as alternative funding for our small businesses turns out not to be a dumb idea. It's convenient and fast. And most of us don't default, don't run up ridiculous balances and don't fall for ponying up usury interest rates.
I found all this out when I was writing an article on the subject for PaymentWeek.com. Here you can read it.