A sound number of entrepreneurs emphasize establishing a substantial business credit as it lays a stepping stone to new business opportunities as well as financing ventures while saving money when borrowed.
Usually, small businesses provide services or products with zero upfront costs or extend payment terms. These businesses can assist their customers and further strengthen the business by reporting the payment history to commercial credit reporting agencies. These customer payment records, if reported, appear on commercial credit reports.
Why all that effort? What are the reasons and benefits?
- Inspirit good conduct:
In atrocious financial conditions, most of the people will prioritize the bills that influence our credit over the bills that have no effect. Businesses should also follow the same instinct. When you remind your customer about the credit, eventually it will hearten your client to look into your invoice on a priority basis. The commercial credit bureau does this practice by providing stickers that are put on invoices to remind clients that payments will be included in their credit records.
- Assist your clients to build business credit:
This reporting of payments aids the clients to creating progressive business credit references that uplifts in building a strong credit score. Convincing payment history will benefit them in developing staunch credit scores. Majority business owners trying to establish resilient business credit, now are inclined to search out and conduct business with the companies that report more often.
- Improve your conclusion:
Credit reporting agencies can provide you an insight on trends and historic data to develop predictive scoring. This interaction with the commercial credit reporting agency helps improve the data and judgments alike.
- Help Other Entrepreneurs avoid deadbeats:
Better data collection by data reporting agencies will eventually help in a more concise evaluation, prediction, and management of the risks involved. A good credit score is established when a business has a track record of paying on time. Businesses that fall behind on their bills are avoided as other business owners can look up for the credit record.
The commercial credit keeps the information about the names of creditors confidential. Rather the information is categorized as a lender or vendor type.
- How to report to Experian:
A renowned consumer credit reporting agency states that In the US about 99.9% of the companies are listed in their commercial credit database that includes extensive and verified third-party data. In simple words, Any type of business that invoices its clients may report their credit information or business payments. In simple words, you are eligible to report if your bill has not been paid by the business client.
Experian is always reachable by phone (1-800-478-0650), e-mail at BISdatareporting@experian.com or just by visiting their website
It is free to report with no limitations on the number of accounts to be reported.
Experian will ensure proper reporting of data and is very adaptable in terms of how the information is reported.
- How can you reach out to Dun & Bradstreet:
Dun & Bradstreet offers several score products and commercial credit reports to their clients but is known best for its Paydex score. The company includes about 12,000 trade partners that in turn provide a huge number of trade information, 1.5 billion a year to be exact.
The relationship manager of ‘Dun & Bradstreet’ is available 24/7 to help you start reporting. Visit ‘D&B’s website’ or reach ‘D&B’ at 844-201-9144.
Enroll into the trade exchange program so that you can account Dun & Bradstreet.
You must be a member of PPP or DNB services or have at least 300 active credit customers to report. QuickBooks can also be connected to ease reporting.
As a bonus for signing up, you will get stickers to put on the reports you send to Dub & Bradstreet. This will always remind the customers that they have a payment to make.
7. Problem reporting? Try this:
Quite a few business owners report the clients that are not clearing bills on time. A debt collector can also be hired if your business is unable to report. These collection agencies have an association with respective credit reporting agencies that allow debts to be reported.