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?