SHORT HILLS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB), the world's leading source of commercial
information and insight, has reached a significant milestone: 200
million businesses covered in its global database. To celebrate, D&B
will take the next 200 days to say "thank you" through a digital tribute
to businesses around the world. Businesses can submit their own stories
and join D&B's celebration at www.dnb.com/200million.
"Providing insight on more than 200 million businesses matters because
in today's world of exploding information, businesses need information
they can trust," said Sara Mathew, Chairman and CEO of D&B. "I'd like to
say thank you to all 200 million businesses, and look forward to hearing
their stories of achievement and innovation."
D&B is one of the original business information leaders and has been
providing insight into businesses since 1841, counting four U.S.
presidents (including Abraham Lincoln) among its early data reporters.
170 years later, the company's global business collection, the largest
of its kind, is growing exponentially. The number of businesses D&B
covers has doubled in the last six years, with the majority of growth
being driven by small business.
"D&B's mission is to fuel global commerce," said Josh Peirez, President,
Global Product, Marketing and Innovation. "We know our customers count
on us for the best business information, when and where they need it.
That's why we worked so hard to reach 200 million businesses, and will
work even harder for the 200 million to come."
Other notable facts about D&B and its global database:
D&B updates its database 1.5 million times per day, tracking changes
in the rapidly evolving global economy
D&B covers businesses in more than 200 countries and adds more than
2,000 businesses to the database every hour —one every two seconds
More than 18,741 industry categories are represented today, up from
only 30 in 1940
In the U.S. alone, D&B's database will register the following in the
next 60 minutes:
64 business telephone numbers will change or be disconnected
47 business addresses will change
131 directorship (CEO, CFO, etc.) changes will occur
110 new businesses will open their doors (including
3 companies will change their names
11 businesses will file for bankruptcy
The celebration starts today, September 20, and will continue for 200
days. Follow the campaign and submit stories by visiting www.dnb.com/200million.
About Dun & Bradstreet® (D&B)
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial
information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with
Confidence® for 170 years. D&B's global commercial database
contains more than 200 million business records. The database is
enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process,
which provides our customers with quality business information. This
quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that
customers rely on to make critical business decisions.
D&B provides solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs
globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management SolutionsTM
to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive
increased profitability; D&B Sales & Marketing SolutionsTM
to increase revenue from new and existing customers; and D&B Internet
SolutionsTM to convert prospects into clients faster by
enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and
industries, over the web. For more information, please visit www.dnb.com.
Jason Weinzimer, 212-445-8245
Sachs, CFA, 973-921-5914
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