How Can Dun & Bradstreet Help My Business?

Helping entrepreneurs navigate the business world is at the heart of what Dun & Bradstreet B2B does. By growing relationships through data, Dun & Bradstreet helps businesses reduce credit risk and find new customers. Below are a few key ways Dun & Bradstreet can help your business, from credit to risk and everything in between. Jump to what you’re looking for or explore all the ways Dun & Bradstreet can help you start or grow your business.

D&B® D-U-N-S Number

All about the D&B D-U-N-S Number. FAQs, fun facts, and more.

A D-U-N-S Number is free, but can take up to 30 business days to receive. Make sure you get a D-U-N-S before you need it.

A D-U-N-S Number is almost always required to contract with the federal government. Register for your free government D-U-N-S Number today.

Business Credit

Your ultimate guide to business credit, which can help you with loans, contracts & more.

Just getting started with business credit? Learn the basics.

There is a right way and a wrong way to build business credit. Don’t make these 5 common mistakes.

Scores & Ratings

Various scores & ratings compose a business credit file. Learn about them here.

Were you alerted to changes in your scores or ratings? See what it means when your scores change.

The Supplier Evaluation Rating can be key in helping you get more contracts.


Looking to get a bank loan? This guide can help.

If you’ve been denied a bank loan, you may still be able to get alternative funding.

Startups can struggle to get funding, but this guide can help you get started.


Looking to break in to supply chains like Dell’s? Check out these resources.

Contracting with the government can be challenging. Get started with these resources.

Want to get your products on the shelves of retailers like Walmart? Get started here.

Sales & Marketing

Should you rent, buy or build a leads list? And how can you generate your own quality leads? Find out in this guide.

Regular data cleanses are critical to keeping your CRM up-to-date and accurate. Get a free Data HealthScan today.

Sales acceleration means faster, better sales. See how you can empower your sales team with the leading sales acceleration tool.

Industry Specific

Want to become a supplier? Check out these resources.


Resources for your women-owned business.

And More

Do you know how to manage your cash flow? Learn best practices.

Your business is plagued by many different kinds of risk. Are you protecting your company?

When you complete a job but your client won’t pay, that’s bad debt. Luckily, you can help prevent it.