In these days of having to keep businesses going in the most challenging of times, we can’t just rely on our normal modes of operation. When folk are not allowed to drive around the country visiting customers – taking the time to know their business and how you might be able to assist and sell to them. However there are ways and means of obtaining business information about various companies and primary sources including credit and finacial information – this is critical to know whether the company you are interested in is watertight and been in business for long, what their balance looks like. Company and executive profiles is also a very important feature – knowing if the officers of a company are legitimate and legal. It does no business any good being known to deal with shady characters and it brings your own company reputation into serious disrepute. The the news, via media and papers; market research – using other paid companies who specifically make call for this purpose are all excellent sources of business information.