i found my information on the web and i don't like it

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by grass disaster, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    i found my information on the website http://www.manta.com/

    i found it when i googled "lawn service (and my town name)

    it listed my address,annual sales # my full name with middle initial.

    is's looks up my d&b. what is my D&b# what is a d&b?? i really want my information off of there it looks like it came off of my credit history from a long time ago.
  2. richard1103

    richard1103 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    brad and dunnstreet supplies info to banks ,insurance,and some people that might be checking you out before they contract you if you have a dunn# you are probably legal .it is like a commercial credit score
  3. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    isnt it Dunn and Bradstreet not brad and dunnstreet
  4. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    It is Dunn & Bradstreet. This rating supplies creditors with information. Like others have said, basically a credit report for your business.

    I'm sure you could have D&B delete your file. You may come into problems with getting credit for your business without this though. Many creditors look at this rating, it is much easier to get (and to understand) then your tax returns.
  5. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    also they handle collections for hospitals i believe
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    D&B charges companies for this info. I think a call to D&B would fix this.... they don't give their business credit ratings away for free. It is THE service that they charge for. If you have commercial accounts, it's a good idea sometimes to look at the companies D&B.... that will tell you if they are prompt payers or not.
  7. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I looked up my business and it was not there.:)
  8. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Ditto, thankfully
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    They get the "listings" of businesses from the Yellow Pages. Being in the Yellow Pages certainly doesn't mean you're legal.
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Very true !!

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