You Must Verify How Your Business Is Listed
You must confirm that every agency, creditor, supplier, and trade credit vendor has your business listed the exact same way. You must be listed with the exact same spelling of your business name and the exact same address and phone number.
For example, one might have you listed as “ABC, Inc.”, while another has you as “AB Consultants”, and yet another as “AB Consultants, Inc”. There are also simple differences like those between “Suite 400”, “# 400”, and “Apt. 400”. The differences are important and they should be corrected where possible.
Take the time to verify that these main agencies (State, IRS, Bank, and 411 national directory) have your business listed the same way and with your Exact Legal Name. Also take the time to ensure every bill you get (power bill, phone bill, landlord, etc.) has the business name listed correctly and comes to the business address.
Attention to detail. This is very important. MAKE SURE YOU DO IT NOW!
The following agencies are vital to your business financing and business credit building success:
- Your State
- Your County
- Your City
- The IRS
- Your Bank
- 411 Directory Assistance
Take the time now to verify that each agency has your business listed the same:
State business filings listed correctly
County license and/or permits filings listed correctly
City license and/or permit filings listed correctly
IRS filings listed correctly
Bank account listed correctly
411 directory assistance listed correctly