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Dunn and Bradsteet

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ColePyck, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 208

    Just curious if you guys have a rating and if it is a good idea or not to puruse it, and what are the benefits. thanks
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Well from what I hear, Dun & Bradstreet is the Business equivalent of Equifax and to be quite honest, I can do without that kind of reporting because all too often, a mistake happens (either mine, or theirs).
    I stay out of their way and have been told that is a good idea unless you're a Fortune 500 corporation.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I used to get phone calls from them wanting to update the information in their database.

    About 5 years ago now, the county changed all the street numbers in our area to more coincide with GPS so emergency vehicles will be able to locate easier.

    Each year I get a call from Dunn & Bradstreet they always have the old street number, and each year I told them, no, the street number has changed.

    Last time I told them that since they do NOT actually update the info, that they no longer need to call me. Haven't heard from them since.

    I just looked myself up on their website.

    My company is J "&" H Outdoor Services, street number of 29901, not 29915. Again, info is still wrong.

  4. MowinGuy

    MowinGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    If you sign up with Dun & Bradstreet be prepared to get lots of telemarketing calls and all kinds of junk mail. I think they sell your info to other companies.

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