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Demystifying the D&B D-U-N-S® Number — What is it? How is it used?

How popular is the DUNS Number? How are businesses leveraging their healthy business credit profiles?

By | March 8th, 2018|

How to Build & Use Business Credit Policies to Your Advantage

A clear, consistent credit policy can help businesses access new customers & manage risk. Learn what every entrepreneur should know about business credit.

By | August 25th, 2017|

Q&A with Amber Colley: Business Credit & the D&B D-U-N-S® Number

Have questions about the D&B D-U-N-S Number and your business credit? Expert Amber Colley answers common questions following a webinar with Compass Bank.

By | May 8th, 2017|

Is the LLC Structure Right for Your Business?

What is an LLC? An Limited Liability Company or LLC is a hybrid business structure that takes cues from both a sole proprietorship and a corporation. An LLC is a legal entity, meaning courts and laws will recognize the structure, but it is not a tax entity, meaning when filing taxes, an LLC will have [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|

Signs a Business Partner May Be in Trouble

Signs a Business Partner May Be in Trouble Most small businesses learn to live with a certain amount of commercial credit risk in their lives. Yet it's still a nasty surprise when a trusted customer with an excellent payment history goes belly-up - and leaves you holding the bag. Performing a thorough business credit check on potential [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|

How to Prevent, Prepare For, and Cope With Nonpayment

How to Ensure Clients Pay Their Invoices – and What to Do if They Don’t Your business operates on a contractual basis: You provide a service or product, and the client pays you. As small business owners know, getting paid isn’t a given. Clients may delay paying what they owe you for months at a time [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|

D&B® Business Credit Profile Incomplete?

Have you recently been notified by Dun & Bradstreet that your business's credit profile is incomplete? Your D&B® business credit profile contains basic details about your company, along with scores and ratings intended to help third parties judge the creditworthiness and financial stability of the organization. As a leading business credit bureau, Dun & Bradstreet [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|

Construction Business Owners: Join us for FREE at IBS 2017!

As Dun & Bradstreet's guest at IBS 2017, you get 3 days of exhibits at NO cost. Learn how you can join us at IBS next year for free!

By | October 17th, 2016|

Low Budget Options for Marketing Yourself as a Contractor

The remodeling and construction industry is in full growth mode right now. 2016 first quarter results compiled by Metrostudy’s Residential Remodeling Index show that home remodeling work for contractors is growing at a good clip, about 4.3 percent higher than the comparable period a year ago. Metrostudy increased its quarterly growth average projection to 4.4 [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|

Protecting Your Supply Chain

The strength of your supply chain can make or break your business. Learn more about how you can help protect your company's supply chain.

By | July 6th, 2016|