business and corporation records
Several companies or organizations put together directories of businesses, often listing each business's address, phone, principal officer or officers, and the type of business in which it's engaged. Sometimes a short profile of the business and some basic financial information is included.
While the directories list millions of businesses in the United States, millions more smaller businesses are not covered.
Some of the directories are available as online databases, searchable by the name of a company. The online directories usually only have very basic information, such as the city where the business is based, The directories include:
Better Business Bureau - Check out a business or charity.
Hoover's - business directory.
ThomasNet - listings for manufacturers, distributors and service providers.Click on the Company name link.