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DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

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DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

 

Hi folks! I have a business thats been around for a few years and am getting into the word of lines of credit. Appears a lot of my options currently rely on personal credit in a big way.


So, I'm trying to build and establish strong business credit. I have a personally guaranteed Chase Ink card, and an FEIN, of course, with a few tradelines reporting good things to Experian for my business....but I do not have a DUNS #. Should I get one?

 

I realize this is a lot but looking forward to learning from you folks!

 

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Epic Contributor

Re: DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

Yes, confirm it BUT DO NOT PAY THEM... you don't need anything but the number... they will try to sell you... build a file... don't need it... just simply confirm it.... unless you are doing government contracts you don't actually need a built up DUN because banks even if they use DUNS will also pull EX Business usually which you dont have to do anything to build!

New Member

Re: DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

Thank you! Do you think I MUST have a DUNS number? I've somehow managed to be okay without it to date...and I undersatnd some vendors report to DNB whether you have a number or not?

New Visitor

Re: DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

Yes! go to  www.creditsignal.com and sign up for a free account.

Established Contributor

Re: DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

A D&B number is required for many government cotracts and major fortune 500 contracts.  Our biz deals almost only with these so it was the first thing we got

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Re: DUNS/Business Credit - Looking for Some Education from Pros!

Thank you all. Appreciate your insights!