Business Resources: B2B, Bizographics, Firmographics, Organizations
Company & Industry Snapshots
Market intelligence blog.
Business statistics and financial ratios.
Department of Commerce
Business reference and company information: business plans, encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns, encyclopedia of small business, company histories, Oxford Dictionary of Economics, and more, from Gale Research.
Look up companies by name and industries. Snapshots are free. Easy way to grab company addresses and phone numbers.
Basic data is free; reports run about $129.
Securities and Exchange Commission (EDGAR)
Research U.S. public firms.
Thomas Register Of American Manufacturers
World Trade Organization (WTO)
International trade, country trade, tariff and services.
For big business, there are SEC filings and the like, but even small businesses have to file with their states. These resources will be helpful when you're doing competitive research on small business.
Free public records search by state. You may have to dig a little for the business links. Also, some links lead to paid services. You may want to skip these.
WA State Facts
WA State Department of Licensing
Search business and professional licenses in WA state. To get a comprehensive list, you don't need to put in a specific business name. Simply, select by county, for example.
Business Trade Shows
Personnel & Employment
Finding reference points to determine your pricing may be as easy as looking up comparable products on related databases, like Ebay and Amazon.