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What it is and how to use it.


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Updated monthly, this research and reference tool helps users search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. It consists of several databases that provide real-time access to 24 million businesses and 235 million consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Data sources used by ReferenceUSA include Yellow Pages, White Pages, annual reports, the US Postal Service, the US Census Bureau, and more.

High-Quality Information for Researchers of All Kinds

  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs can conduct market research, search for similar businesses in the area, find information on competitors, search for businesses to buy and much more.
  • Job seekers can access information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses, including 200,000 human resource contact names, to assist with their job search — company descriptions and website links to job postings are also provided.
  • New homeowners or those looking to purchase a home can research neighborhoods, including home values and median income of residents in the area, as well as locate nearby schools, churches, doctors, childcare facilities and more.
  • Students can access articles for research on businesses, including data summaries to profile a neighborhood, city or state by type of business, size of business or household median income, spending habits and growth of a business, as well as finding businesses of similar size and scope to compare to.

Enhanced Data Visualiztion

Users can export relevant data in pie or bar charts. Users also have the ability to view data with color-coded heat mapping.