Keeping your business credit score healthy requires more than simply
paying your bills on time. While that certainly helps, it's not uncommon
for fraud or mistakes to appear on your business credit report, dragging
your score down if you're not aware of them.
Once you know the problem, it's not typically too hard to correct. But
with multiple business credit scores and reports out there, it can be
tough to know where to look. Here's how to monitor your business credit
report from each of the major business credit rating agencies: Dun &
Bradstreet, Equifax, and Experian.
Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet offers (D&B) several options for ordering your
business credit report. If you don't already have a D-U-N-S Number (the
company's proprietary identification system), you'll need to register for one online.1 The process can take up to 30 days, and D&B will email you
once your number has been assigned. From there, you'll have a variety
of options to monitor your credit that best suits your needs and budget.
You can order a single Equifax2 business credit report through their
website. The report includes a business profile, credit summary, a 12-
month payment history, your Equifax business credit score, and
information on any judgments, liens, or bankruptcies reported to your
You can find your business credit report at Experian3 by providing a few
basic details about your business, including your company name, city,
and state. Once you locate your business in the database, you may have
several credit report options.
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Dun & Bradstreet, “Get a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number ,"
accessed January 27, 2021.
Equifax, “Business Credit Report for Small Busines," accessed January
Experian, “Business Credit Report," accessed January 27, 2021.
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