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Finding Customers, Competition and People on the Steet
Sources of Supply


Can be used for finding sources of supply for import.


Excellent Business directory.

Business Source Premier

Use the company search to find "MarketLine Reports" Has a section on top competitors. Only larger public companies are listed here.


MarketLine Reports

Hoover's Company Profiles

Use their company search to find "Hoover's In-dept Reports." These reports include a section on top competitors. Only larger public companies are listed here.

Manta: Companies by Location
Manta: Find Companies Home
Manta: U.S. Companies
Manta: World Wide Companies

Other Business Directories

Reference USA

Can be used to locate customers, competitors and sources of supply. This source can be used to find even small private companies and it is a MAJOR tool for marketing!


Can be used for finding manufacturers.

If you have questions or are encountering problems, please contact me.

Last Update: January 20, 2016

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