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12-02-2013 03:02 PM
12-02-2013 03:46 PM
I've had an LLC for around 15 years, with a couple of business CCs, and have never paid D&B anything.
A lot of the answer may depend on what sort of business credit rating you want to establish. For me, the only thing I really care about is being able to maintain business CCs in good standing. My total business CLs are around $12K, which is fine for my purposes.
For someone else, it might be different. For example, if your business needs a lot of financing to purchase inventory and equipment and so on, then you might want to come at this issue in another way.
12-03-2013 10:32 AM
No. Most important if you contract with the state or federal government (but only to an extent). For the rest of us it's not worth the hassle. I have yet to be turned down for business credit because of lack on D&B info. In fact it has never been mentioned except by D&B solicitors.
12-04-2013 09:28 AM
Never, ever in this life time pay DNB for anything
12-05-2013 05:09 PM
I made an account and corrected/updated my information with them, cost nothing. I don't really need/want their report history or anything like that, I just wanted any potential creditors to see accurate information (changed my legal business name to reflect LLC, changed office address, etc).
FWIW i also did the same with experian's business report thing to make sure info was accurate, they didn't charge to update the information either.
12-31-2013 04:46 PM
I had to have a Dunn number to get a job with a State Hospital to letter their vehicles but they only needed the number.
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