How Do You Find Business Owner's Name?

Profile picture of the author 1fisherman by
I used to be able to go to www.daplus.us to find the business owners name. That site now redirects to Info USA. How can I find the name of the business owner online?

Thanks in Advance,
Gregg
#offline marketing #business #find #owner

  • Profile picture of the author crock
    I've used manta.com with success.
  • Profile picture of the author 1fisherman
    Originally Posted by crock View Post

    I've used manta.com with success.
    Thanks Crock, that's exactly what I was looking for.

    Gregg
  • Profile picture of the author mrmatt
    Another source:

    Find a Business

    Also check out your states business registry. If you can't find the info between these two resources it will be pretty hard to find.
  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    You can also go to your local secretary of states office website and do some research...

    The business filing name will have the owners name and contact info....

    Generally speaking...
  • Profile picture of the author RickDayle
    If they have a web site, you can sometimes get the information by using WHOIS
    (whois.net and similar sites) to find out who registered the domain name.

    Also if they are a corporation, there will at least be some information with the state corporation listings (though if they incorporated in Las Vegas, you aren't likely to get much)
  • Profile picture of the author christoffs
    I agree, whois gives better results only if they have website.
  • Profile picture of the author 1fisherman
    Originally Posted by mrmatt View Post

    Another source:

    Find a Business

    Also check out your states business registry. If you can't find the info between these two resources it will be pretty hard to find.
    Thanks for that one mrmatt. Oddly enough, the Find a Business one is ran by none other than InfoUSA. I completely missed the Free Look Up Tools section

    Gregg
  • Profile picture of the author bombasdeagua
    You can use domaintools.com
  • Profile picture of the author ocrconvert
    thanks, the information here is very helpful.
  • Profile picture of the author Tyson Faulkner
    One of the best sources I've found is the state's government site. Usually there's a business section that lets you search through all the businesses that do business in the state. Works pretty good and you know it's accurate and up to date.
  • Profile picture of the author bjallen
    I have run into difficulty finding business owner's names through our state department's website. A lot of business owners file their incorporation paperwork through an attorney and/or a resident agent, and that is the name that appears on all the paperwork filed with the state. Most of the time, the business owner's name is nowhere to be found in those files.

    I am having better luck with manta.com

    BJ
  • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
    Perhaps I am missing something, but could you not just phone up and ask?

    Dan
  • Profile picture of the author 1fisherman
    Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

    Perhaps I am missing something, but could you not just phone up and ask?

    Dan
    Hi Dan,
    That's a good thought, but the idea is to get the business owner's name so I can call and ask for him/her specifically and present my offer.
    Thanks,
    Gregg
  • Profile picture of the author 1fisherman
    Originally Posted by bjallen View Post

    I have run into difficulty finding business owner's names through our state department's website. A lot of business owners file their incorporation paperwork through an attorney and/or a resident agent, and that is the name that appears on all the paperwork filed with the state. Most of the time, the business owner's name is nowhere to be found in those files.

    I am having better luck with manta.com

    BJ
    I ran into the same issue in my state.

    Gregg
  • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
    Originally Posted by 1fisherman View Post

    I ran into the same issue in my state.

    Gregg
    Yup, I would say the majority now just use a registered agent or attorney so you won't find their name without actually calling the biz and trying to find out. It's actually kinda funny as in some states like FL it is so easy and quick to fill out the paper work, takes like 5 min. But there are people who charge hundreds to new biz owners that didn't realize how easy it is. I remember showing somebody how easy it was, that he just paid a few hundred to an "attorney" to do.. he was pissed LOL, said the attorney made it out to be a complex thing to do.
  • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
    Okay Gregg I understand.

    What about you have a female friend phone up and ask the receptionist.

    You then phone a week later?

    No connection will be made between a female and you.

    Dan
  • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
    Another thing I do is I go to Google and type this in:

    site:linkedin.com "the business name"

    This will give you the people that work for the company
    and have a profile on Linkedin.com.

    Hope that helps...
  • Profile picture of the author chemo38
    I have had great success with infousa.com. If you search is in California, try the Dept. of Corporations:

    http://www.corp.ca.gov/


    chemo38
  • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
    Also try the local Chamber of Commerce site, Eva
  • Profile picture of the author Mobilemarketingkings
    How about in bulk, fast

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