Did you know that the library has a powerful database available to its members? ReferenceUSA is a leading provider of business and consumer research. The site was initially designed as a powerful research tool for small businesses, students, and job seekers. The database has information on over 20 million businesses as well as 222 million consumers. You can use ReferenceUSA to look up the phone numbers and addresses of any of these businesses or people in the database.
Do you own or are planning on opening a small business here in Bloomington? You can use ReferenceUSA to scope out the competition. This database will allow you to select a location and conduct a radius search of similar businesses in an area defined by you. You can look up how long the competition has been in business as well as how good their credit rating is.