now this is a money racket

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Frontier-Lawn, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    last week i tried to get a lowes bizz card. denied. i did not have a dun & Brade street file. im not going to pay $700+ dollars to build a business file for credit. thats just stupid. any one else thinks it is a waste of time and money?
  2. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Just sign up for the duns # theres no charge for that. over time your file will build on its own.
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Trimmasters is right, there is no charge for obtaining a Dunns number. With a dunns # you can also register with the CCR, (Central Contractors Registery), The CCR will place your name on a list of contractors making you eligible for contracts on State, Federal, Military, UN, and anybody else that is looking for a contractor in a specific area. Depending on the type of work you do, it could be way more than worth the $700 you mentioned, even tho its free.
  4. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    how do you build on a duns number if no one will give you business credit to start out with.

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