You need a D&B credit file number, or D-U-N-S #, whether your business has an active file or not.
D&B compiles the most reporting data on Net-Terms trade credit and can be the quickest profile to build. Obtaining a Dun and Bradstreet number (D-U-N-S #) begins the process of building your business credit profile with them. Your D-U-N-S # will also play an important role in enabling your business to borrow without a personal guarantor.
First Things First… You need to CLICK HERE to run a search on your company. The search results show if your business currently has a file with Dun & Bradstreet. Depending on your results, you’ll want to follow the applicable instructions below.
Compliance Item – Dun & Bradstreet Business Credit Report
On the D&B signup page there is a toll free number. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU CALL THAT NUMBER. Make the online monitoring package purchase only. This will activate your D&B account number, get your score building, and give your company a rating. This is all you need.
In some cases businesses have ignored our warning and either called D&B or taken the D&B sales call. Those businesses became very upset when the D&B sales rep told them that their account was being RED FLAGGED for trying to “build business credit”. We have also found this not to be the case, but why put yourself through that. The online purchase of the low cost monitoring package does everything you need it to do, so simply have no phone or email communication with D&B.