Business Credit Member Alliance FAQs

Business Credit Member Alliance

FAQ

1. What is the BCMA?

The Business Credit Member Alliance (BCMA) is a network of like-minded organizations all striving to lend resources and provide guidance to help American small and micro businesses grow. Through the BCMA, you’ll work 1-on-1 with a dedicated Dun & Bradstreet Partner Manager to develop your organization’s own co-branded “Education Center” at which your small business clients can access free of charge.

2. Does it cost money to join?

No, the BCMA is a FREE Educational Initiative.

3. How can I join?

Fill out the application at: www.dandb.com/bcma/ or sign up directly on this page.

4. What do partners in the BCMA have to do?

As a partner in the BCMA, your main focus will be to introduce the education center to your clients. Short tutorial videos and downloadable content is made available from Dun & Bradstreet in your Education Center.

5. What does a BCMA Partner get?

  • Access to your own co-branded Education Center website
  • Online and offline resources to help get to visit your Education Center
  • Product grants for the purpose of monitoring and building business credit for your clients. Product grants are provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

6. What is in the Business Education Center?

  • Video Courses on Business Credit and other relevant topics
  • Downloadable Reference Guides
  • Access to a free D&B® Credit Report*

7. What do I need to create my co-branded business education center?

After completing the registration process and accepting terms of the BCMA agreement, just send us your company logo to BCMA@DandB.com. We will use the logo to build your co-branded Business Education Center. (Please note: Logo must be larger than 300W x 80H pixels. We accept logo files in any major graphic formats, including jpeg/jpg, gif, or png.)

Within 2 business days of receiving your logo, your BCMA partner will work with you to set up your co-branded Business Education Center. Then you’ll have your co-branded Business Education Center ready for your small business clients.

8. What is the product grant program?

Dun & Bradstreet has committed up to one million dollars in free products to clients of Business Credit Member Alliance. BCMA partners will have access to 100% off discounts on two Dun & Bradstreet premium products:

CreditBuilder™ –The most effective solution for both monitoring and building a company’s D&B business credit file. This product allows a business to submit any positive payment history for D&B’s review and approval that might otherwise not be reported to D&B. **Upon D&B’s acceptance, the trade is added to the company’s D&B file. D&B credit files are often accessed by lenders, vendors, insurers and other companies as well as the government when making decisions to conduct business with that company.

Small Business Starter™ – Everything a new business needs to establish a D&B® business credit file. Plus, it includes a customizable online listing on D&B Credibility Review™ business directory to help businesses get found online and increase rankings on major search engines.

9. How do I get my client product grants?

Once you become a BCMA partner, ask your BCMA Partner Manager about the free product grants program†. Your BCMA Partner Manager will supply your organization with a unique promotional code that you can then provide to your clients for 100% off discounts to CreditBuilder and Small Business Starter. It is your responsibility to distribute this promo code to your business clients on an as-needed basis.

10. How much do I get in product grants?

The product grants are offered on a first come, first serve basis until the $1 Million fund is depleted.

11. Who can I speak to for more information?

For more information, you can contact one of your BCMA Partner Managers:
Trenice Taylor: ttaylor@dandb.com

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If your members ask these questions, or others, our FREE program has the answers…

“What is business credit and how is it different from personal credit?”

“My business credit isn’t so great. What can I do to improve it?”

“Who can see my D&B credit file, and how can I find out what’s in it?”

“I don’t understand my D&B scores. Can you explain them?”