The Better Way to Conduct a Due Diligence Background Check on a New Business Partner

Due diligence background checks are a great way to add confidence before working with a new company or individual. The most common way to investigate a potential business deal or partner is by using one of the many, one-size-fits-all, data dump services. These services start just input a name and the service spits out tons of raw data about the subject. The problem is, you’re then left with a pile of data you now have to sort and validate. Also, most of this information is useless and non-actionable. (Are you really interested in some of the outdated information that these database searches return - such as old property tax records, traffic tickets from 10 years ago, or hunting & fishing licenses?)

What is the better way to conduct a due diligence background check on a new business partner?

Before wasting time and money with a data dump service, you should first ask yourself the following question: What Information Would Make Me Rethink a Deal or Business Relationship? Or in simpler terms, what information would be a deal-breaker?

For some, it’s an individual’s history of fraud or criminal activity. For others, it’s a company’s past financial problems.

At CS Business Screen, we start all client relationships by asking this question. We then put together a specific program that can uncover these stated deal-breakers. This program includes digging through the data, validating our findings, and then providing a simple, actionable report. Our time and effort help you obtain meaningful information that will impact your business decisions. So you can pursue new deals and partnerships with confidence.

Contact us to learn how we can help with your Due Diligence program.