Easy Ways to Validate Your Business

 

Did you know that many of your current suppliers could be reporting positive payment history about your business but the information is not reaching your corporate credit profile?  Business validation could be standing between your company and financial success. 

 

We see it happen all the time...

 

Perhaps you originally registered your company at a home address or using a registered agent's address.  Without your knowledge, a corporate credit file may have been created using that address.  If you open retail or credit accounts using your actual address, whether an office location or a mailing address, that information won't match what is in the credit profile.  For whatever reason, your payment history will not be recognized by D&B® or other credit bureaus.

 

Oftentimes, a business may have two or more corporate credit files under different addresses, with part of the payment history flowing into one file and part into another. More often than not, the information doesn't get put into any file at all.

 

You can think of your credit profile like a puzzle that is missing a piece.  It won't matter if you have several extra pieces (payments) to put into that spot, but if the shapes and sizes are not an exact match, they just won't fit.

 

When information flows into the bureaus from various auto-reporting companies, it has to be exact.  If information doesn't fit perfectly into that slot, it won't get added to your file.  If the bureaus receive enough information for that other address, they may actually create a separate file instead of letting the information flow to the correct file.  This is why it is so important that you insure everything matches in all your files -- not just with the bureaus, but with all your vendors, as well.

 

The best way to make sure all your payment history is reflecting correctly to your file is to follow a few easy steps to validate your business.  That way, when the bureaus receive information about your company, the pieces will fit perfectly into the slot automatically and help to boost your credit potential.

 

And the best part is... most of them are free!

 

The most common reason why payment history does not reach your corporate file is because the data does not match what is being represented in the file. Consistency is key.  If there is any question about whether "this" information should (or should not) be associated with "that" company, eliminate the question.  Make everything match by validating your business.

BUSINESS VALIDATION TIPS

 

Check the 411 status of your company

          ~ Even if you are using a personal cellphone as your business line

          ~ Even if you are operating your business from a residential address

          ~ Don't use virtual addresses since they are not accepted as a physical location

Make sure your website is up to date

         ~ Update your "Contact us" information on your website

         ~ List all address possibilities, such as mailing address and physical locations

         ~ Update your site ownership info for your domain at www.whois.com

         ~ Use a domain-driven email address rather than gmail, hotmail, etc.

Make sure your Secretary of State registration shows correctly

         ~ Your physical location should be listed

         ~ Even if you have a registered agent, the corporate address should be listed

Use business listing offers from companies such as Yelp, YP, and BBB

         ~ Never pass up a free listing service or free advertising

         ~ Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for suggestions

         ~ Get involved with mentoring or apprentice programs

Use identical business address with all your vendors and suppliers 

         ~ Check invoices to make sure the shipping and billing addresses match

         ~ Contact your vendors or update your information online

         ~ Even something as simple as a zip code or abbreviation can make a difference

Your bank account information should match everything else

         ~ You will need to check your statements and update as needed

         ~ Banks may pull the business credit file when deciding whether to make offers

Update your social media sites

          ~ Such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Bizapedia

          ~ Search for your company, address, phone number to see what others see

Update the address on your corporate credit profile

          ~ Only your current physical location should have a file

          ~ Request multiple files be merged into one file, and delete any duplicate files

Do you need to improve your business credit scores and ratings?

We can help...

30-Day Powerboost

The fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to build and boost your business credit scores and ratings...

And we do most of the work for you!

$99/month

Keep as long as you like or cancel at any time — even after just 1 month!

Subscribe using PayPal

or any debit/credit card

WE WILL:

  • Gain access to your business credit profile

  • Update the business information in your file

  • Dispute removable slow payments

  • Challenge outdated public filings

  • Gather your existing vendors and suppliers

  • Submit your trade references to D&B

  • Track your updates and scoring improvements

  • Send you an updated report as changes occur

  • Establish new trade lines for your business

  • Advise you against potentially risky behavior

  • Provide companies who can report payment history to the business credit bureaus

  • Register your business with SAM.gov

  • Provide you with guidelines and the training you'll need to keep making progress

  • Refer you to trustworthy lending sources for working capital and business lines of credit

  • Walk you through the application process and answer your questions along the way

  • Keep you on a consistent track to success

OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR VACATION. WE WILL REOPEN TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

CALL TODAY    800-918-7505    FOR MORE INFORMATION

D-U-N-S® is a registered trademark of D&B® and Dun & Bradstreet®.
Starpoint Credit Solutions LLC is not affiliated with Dun & Bradstreet®, however we recommend their products to our clients to assist in the creditbuilding and monitoring process.
Starpoint Credit Solutions LLC
11504 Joy Street   |   Austin, TX 78748
Phone / Fax  (800) 918-7505
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

© 2014-2020 by Starpoint Credit Solutions LLC — Privacy