Published By Credit Suite at January 30th, 2016
So, you may have heard of Dun & Bradstreet before. And here’s a bit of trivia about them. They are the biggest business credit reporting agency, by far, in the world. Millions of businesses have a D-U-N-S number. In fact, even your small business ought to have a D-U-N-S number. Dun & Bradstreet’s world reach is truly legendary.
What most don’t realize is that the United States is only a very small part of the overall records that D&B has. Most of their records of business owners are not from the US. In fact, they are not even from this continent.
Of their 200 million plus records on file, over 54 million were in Europe. At the same time, 33 million were from North America.
D&B even has a reach into Latin America where they have another 12 million records. Plus they have another 27 million records from the Asia Pacific area.
Africa is one area where D&B has the fewest records. So, there are less than 2 million records on file for that continent. Also in the Middle East, D&B only has a little over 1 million records on file. Since there are entrepreneurs everywhere, these figures will most likely rise.
D&B truly has a massive presence worldwide. This is one of the ways they have over 200 million records on file. And they are the largest source of business related data in the world. So, it makes a ton of sense to carefully check your credit with them. And if you can improve your Dun & Bradstreet business credit report, then you should be doing so.