Find And Seek

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has created the largest database of companies owned by women or minorities: 2.3 million and growing. Companies seeking suppliers can get it on an updatable CD-ROM for $699. Marketers can buy lists broken out by region, size of business, or other criteria, from $35 per 1,000 names. Getting listed is free (800 333-0505). Other databases are smaller and not limited to women or minorities, but searchable by type of owner. Thomas Regional Directory Co. lists 480,000 outfits at, and the SBA has 171,000 firms at Both are free.