Dun and Bradstreet is a company with headquarters in Short Hills, N.J., that supplies information on businesses and corporations that other businesses can use when making credit, marketing and management decisions. Dun and Bradstreet — founded in 1841 and often referred to as D&B — holds information on more than 200 million companies worldwide. If you are interested in creating a Dun and Bradstreet account, you can do so in a few easy steps.
Things You’ll Need:
1.) Assemble your company’s legal information.
When applying for a Dun and Bradstreet account, you will need to provide several bits of information about your company. You will need to have the legal name of your organization, contact information, name of an authorizing official, such as a president or director, your total number of employees and your SIC or Standard Industrial Classification code.
2.) Navigate to the Dun and Bradstreet website and open the Dun and Bradstreet sign-up page.
3.) Enter your information.
Enter your authorizing official’s name, title, email address and company telephone number. Then click on “Submit.”
4.) Fill out your business profile. The next page the website will ask you to enter your business information. This will include the legal name of your organization, your total number of employees and your SIC code. Click on “Submit.”
5.) Select your file option.
The next page will ask you to select a file option. You can choose to use a 30-day free trial or to fully set up your credit file for $549 for the year, as of 2011. Select your option and click “Submit.”