Most business owners would love to reap the rewards of better business credit scores and ratings, but most will tell you it's just not in the budget. Little do they realize there are five free things they can do right now that will boost their D&B scores that won't cost them a penny — and most can be completed in less than fifteen minutes!
Your company's D&B scores and ratings are dependent on just three things:
Verifiable data about your business
Reliable payment history
I have worked with lots of business owners who previously struggled to achieve credit approvals. I've see the same patterns in behavior over and over again, so it was easy to understand how updating certain information or making a few simple changes to their business practices can have an unbelievable impact and turn things around for them.
That's why I outlined these five key issues that any business owner can address on their own time that will provide a substantial boost to their D&B scores and ratings, and every single one of them is free!
1) Make sure you have access to your D&B D-U-N-S® number and data.
• If you don’t have a D-U-N-S number, request a free one online. • Register to use the free self-help portal at http://iUpdate.DnB.com • Review all available data to insure the most accurate report is available. • Dispute any derogatory information to see if it can be removed. • Make yourself available in case D&B calls to verify your changes.