Dun and Bradstreet?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by GreenGuysLC, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wondering if anyone has bought into this? They call me all the time bit registering is like $800? Anyone tried this ? They claim businesses try to pull your rankings from them to determine your credibility. I know the government uses it as a verification process...
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  2. patrick6411

    patrick6411 LawnSite Member
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    Don't buy into it. You can get a D&B for free.
     
  3. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am pretty sure that the listing and D&B number is free. I know they monitor your business credit and charge for credibility reports for a fee. My other business is listed and they hounded us to purchase their services for years.
     
  4. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. That confirms or at least goes with what i thought
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  5. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you get the d&b number for free?
     
  6. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's up to you. If you are a large LCO then maybe so. I haven't for the my lawn care business. I'm just a one man with a part time wife helper, sole proprietor. We did for our Photography Studio business back in the 90's. Don't think it really made a difference. We just thought it made us look good on paper.
     
  9. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't remember the details, but I had to have a d&b number either when I was getting registered as a SWAM business, registering to do business with the state, or to do business with the federal gov't. Don't recall exactly because I did all three at the same time.
     
  10. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Usgovt requires it to do any business with them. Kinda a verification to make sure you are legit.
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