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Finding Offline Business Owner's Names?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Keyboarding, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Keyboarding

    Keyboarding Regular Member

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    Hey everyone!


    I'm just starting offline method, working on sending out a second batch of "personalized" letters to businesses around my area


    I've been having some trouble with a few businesses where the owner doesn't have an entry into Manta.com, WHOIS info is blocked(private), and I can't be certain from the secretary of state website (I checked a name in the search, it came up as a Database Programmer and his LinkedIn profile shows him as such aswell as registering for lawyers and doctors).

    I was fortunate to pull the owner's name of one business through calling my local business registration office, however it took a bit and I couldn't bother her with 7+.

    I tried calling a few businesses themselves, but the employees are hesitant to give out any information and I even called a business where the owner was reluctant to give a name.. ( I pretended to be a happy previous customer and wanted to send the owner a thank you card. She replies "No that's fine I don't need it." "are you the owner?" "..no.." haha wtf right. she's Asian though, they're so timid. and she pretended she couldn't understand me and hung up. )

    However, I asked for "business owner / owner of the business". I think that phrase might have scared people.


    Any tips to get the business owner's name when online database's aren't pulling up?
     
  2. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Just tell them that you have a big business opportunity for them and they will tell you everything !
     
  3. jo080711

    jo080711 Regular Member

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    I ran across and bookmarked this thread the other day. I haven't tried it yet, but seems like it will work pretty well.

     
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    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Because Google does not keep a database of business owners names? :hmmmm2:
     
  5. sooWoo

    sooWoo Newbie

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    Uhh... what was the point of you bumping this thread?
     
  6. moneysitez

    moneysitez Newbie

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    i own and run a retail store as well as a ecommerce site with 6000 plus products. my phone support rep is contacted nearly everyday by IMers, it gets rather annoying. she has been instructed to NEVER give out any of my contact information, under any circumstance.

    when you run into situations like this i would suggest using any 'contact us' or email posted on the site. i might not answer the phones but i do review all emails or support messages. include some information about yourself, a summary why you are contacting me and what you are offering. don't make it sales pitchy make it somewhat personalized and your chances of getting a response increases dramatically.

    hope that helps a little