part of Globes America’s effort to assist our clients with growing and
expanding their business in the US we have added a unique service:
D-U-N-S Number Introduction Service:
is a Duns Number?
The Duns Number is short for
‘Data Universal Numbering System’, a nine digit number offered by
Dun & Bradstreet to
identify different divisions of companies and provide easy reference for
people looking for information about those companies.
The nine digit
number is like a ‘social security number’ for the company and once
received by Dun & Bradstreet, can be helpful in obtaining certain
customer relations, especially when it comes to customers and vendors
that are government related.
Most government agencies and some vendors or suppliers that are
non-government related such as insurance companies or very large
companies will often ask for your DUNS number before your business can
become an approved vendor or buy supplies.
Why Do You Need a Duns Number?
There are a number of
reasons why it is smart for you as a small business owner to get a Duns
Number for your business.
If you wish to establish a
business credit report, you will need a Duns Number. Other businesses,
lenders, vendors and investors looking to partner with you will want to
know more about your business, including your assets, relationships with
other companies and history of bill payment. To find this information,
it is very likely that they will try to look you up by your Duns Number.
If you do not have one, they may assume you are not a serious player in
the marketplace and may look to do business elsewhere.
If you are interested in
submitting a grant application to the federal government for your
company, a Duns Number will be required.
If you want to bid on government
proposals, you need to obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S, Number
Once you have a Duns Number for
your organization, you can easily go online and get a copy of your
business credit report. This can be a very useful tool, because it will
not only allow you to verify the information in your report, it will
also give you an idea of how other companies in the marketplace see you.
This will help you make better decisions about which entities, such as
lenders, investors and potential partners, to approach for business
What do you need to get your D-U-N-S Number?
When registering for your D-U-N-S Number, you will
need the following available:
Certificate of Incorporation / Organization issued from the
Secretary of State
Headquarters name and address for your business
Doing Business As (DBA) or other name by which your business is
Physical address, city, state and ZIP Code
Mailing address (if separate from headquarters and/or physical
Contact name and title
Number of employees at your physical location
Whether you are a Home-Based Business
How do I get my D-U-N-S Number?
With our FREE D-U-N-S Number Introduction Service
you will receive clear and simple ‘step by step’ instructions how to
obtain your D-U-N-S Number FREE.
You will be able to apply for your D-U-N-S Number from
Dun & Bradstreet
in various ways:
Dun & Bradstreet’s time frame to issue
Number (without expedite service) is 5 business days.