Manage My Business Credit

  • CreditBuilder™: Add good payment history to impact your D&B® scores
  • CreditMonitor™: Monitor your credit file in real time with detailed info about changes to your D&B scores
  • CreditSignal®: Receive free alerts to changes in your D&B business credit file

Manage My Business Credit For Me

Monitor Another Company's Credit

Not sure which product is right for your business?

Our Credit Advisors are standing by

to assess your needs and help point
you in the right direction.

Call Today Call 800-700-2733


Ask about our Concierge service.

Business Directory

Business Services

  • VERIFIED™: Get your business data VERIFIED™ to help protect your business identity online
  • Business Shield: Helps protect your company by alerting you to potential warning signs of business identity theft
Help manage your
business identity and
reputation


Let us distribute your VERIFIED
information
to up to 90% of US
consumers searching online.

Call Today Call Today! 800-700-2733

Sign up for FREE today!
Help protect your business identity against inaccuracies and business misrepresentation online and across social media properties
Get it now text

Enterprise Solutions

If your company is looking for a custom enterprise data solution, contact us at
1-800-264-0947 or businessdevelopment@dandb.com
Lead Advisor
Better Data, Better Results
Whether you're a list professional or a first-time marketer, our lead experts will work with you to help you target, segment, and select the list most likely to work for you. Learn More.
Call today 1-855-455-8039

Free D-U-N-S Services

Expedited D-U-N-S Services

  • Small Business Starter™: Promote your business online and get an expedited D-U-N-S and business credit file
  • DUNSFile™: Get a D-U-N-S and basic business credit file in 5 business days or less
Company Update
Update your company info today. It's free!
Review and update your existing D&B® credit report, dispute inaccuracies, add financial statements, and review public filings.

Don't have a D&B report? Get your FREE
D&B D-U-N-S now.
Get Started

LinkedIn for Small Business

LinkedIn-Small-BusinessLinkedIn is a social network dedicated to business. It can be thought of as professional networking for the Internet age. It’s similar to other social networks, but instead of finding out what one’s friends are up to for the evening, business owners can search for professional products and services, connect with other businesses, join groups, give and receive professional advice, and give each other recommendations.

LinkedIn represents a big opportunity for small businesses. Having profiles on the other, more socially focused social media sites might be more popular, but LinkedIn should not be overlooked.

So, what is so great about LinkedIn? And how can small business users utilize it to maximum effect?

Free Exposure

On LinkedIn, personal profiles and company pages can be created for free. Therefore, a small business owner can create a page focused on the business, which might include the company logo, description, and information about products and service and promotions. They can also create a personal page, which humanizes the company, and allows customers and peers to connect on a more personal level.

Both of these types of pages can be followed, so customers can get regular status updates on their favorite businesses. They also provide analytics about a page’s followers, allowing the business owner to gain valuable insight about their customers.

LinkedIn and SEO

Another great thing about getting involved in LinkedIn is the fact that the content on the site is indexed by the major search engines. If the time is taken to optimize the business’s LinkedIn profile to include popular search terms that are related to the business, these efforts can help boost a business’s authority in the search engines, leading to better search results.

Because business’s LinkedIn pages are given a high degree of authority by the search engines, they can also be valuable tools for online reputation management. A LinkedIn page is one more piece of the puzzle, for businesses striving to own the first page of search results. After all, who goes past the first page?

Work Smart, Not Hard

Small business owners  should not worry about having yet another social media profile to set up and manage. Much of the content already in use on their business pages on other social networks can be re-purposed. However, the tone on LinkedIn skews toward professionalism, so business owners should focus on content that is engaging, but not too chatty.

Another way of maximizing one’s business presence on social networks is to utilize apps that allow one update to be posted to all social networks at the same time. Naturally, some things will be too long or complex for Twitter, or too personal for LinkedIn, but this is still an excellent way to maximize results in short order.

Be Engaged

If a business owner hopes to get potential clients, job hunters, and suppliers to engage with their brand, there is no better way to do so than to return the favor. Following, interacting with,  and joining groups with relevant companies and individuals is a great way to network, increase exposure, gain camaraderie with others in the same boat,  and benefit from the experience and insight of others.

Author:

John R. Klaras is a serial entrepreneur and small business professional, a writer, and an educator by trade. With nearly a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, he is currently in the process of building a burgeoning new microbusiness. He has written for leading companies in a wide variety of verticals, including travel, finance, motorsports, and real estate.