Business Credit Bureau
Credit.net (InfoGroup) is a division of InfoUSA and the data this bureau compiles on businesses like yours not only allows creditors, lenders, and suppliers to make better informed credit decisions but also powers the directory services of the top 5 Internet search engines.
This allows your company to get found online much faster and easier by both businesses and potential customers!
Additionally, its Points of Interest data is used in 90% of in-car navigation systems in the United States.
So not only is getting listed with this business credit bureau going to help you from a credit standpoint but it will also help market your company by making it easier for customers to find you online.
Did you know that more than 54% of Americans now search online for business information versus the traditional phone book? (ComScore)
This by far is one of the easiest ways for your business to gain access to such a broad distribution network at absolutely no cost!
First, let’s review what a Credit.net business credit report contains:
- Business Name and Address
- Company Description (SIC Code)
- Corporation Information
- Management Directory
- Business Expenditures
- Business Credit Scores (70-100)
- Recommended Credit
- UCC Filings
While getting listed can provide creditors and suppliers with important business credit information on your company, you can also use Credit.net as a way to help grow your own business for direct mail services, email marketing, research and customer profiling.
Are you ready to add your business listing?
While Credit.net adds and updates its business records every year using telephone directories, annual reports, press releases, SEC records, Chamber of Commerce directories, and thousands of other sources you can submit a research & update request via the web site if your company is not listed by clicking on the data feedback tab after conducting a search.
Express Update is a service of Infogroup and it only takes a few minutes to add your business to their database. As I mentioned earlier the top search engines Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask and AOL are just a few of the companies that rely on Infogroup databases to help their visitors locate a business.
Now keep in mind once you submit your business information it takes six weeks for your information to be placed in their database. This is because the data you supply goes through address verification, a matching process, and is carefully researched and phone verified.
If you happen to own multiple locations you can add up to 10 locations per year at no cost. The only cost involved is if you prefer to upgrade your listing by adding your products, hours of operation and payment options with a service called Express Plus.
If you’re serious about maximizing the credit potential for your business then you should definitely get listed with Credit.net. This business credit bureau proves to be beneficial for not only obtaining credit but also increasing your sales revenues as well.
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Marco Carbajo is a business credit expert, author, speaker, and founder of the Business Credit Insiders Circle. He is a business credit blogger for AllBusiness, a subsidiary of Dun and Bradstreet and author of “Eight Steps to Ultimate Business Credit”. His articles and blogs have also been featured in American Express Small Business, Business Week, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Tribune, Scotsman Guide, Alltop, Entrepreneur Connect, and Active Rain.