FindEmails is an email list service that allows users to buy business leads in the form of validated email lists starting at $19 per month for 500 credits. Users can create their own list criteria or purchase existing predefined lists. FindEmails is an affordable option for small businesses and is a good choice for those who need a no-frills way to buy business leads.
D&B Hoovers receives mostly positive reviews for the quality of data, Salesforce integration, and the advanced search features. It also is highly regarded for the number of business contacts available, and for the ability to define a geographic radius (within 50 miles of a ZIP code, for example). Many users, however, commented that the data is outdated and in need of updating, and that customer service was disappointing.
The sales lead component of D&B Hoovers includes information on over 120 million business records covering over 1,000 industries in 190 countries, making it more comprehensive than any other option on this list. It provides the most robust list segmentation capabilities and is ideal for fine-tuned searching within geographic territories. D&B Hoover also offers seamless lead integration with many CRMs, though they aren’t listed on the website.
As a last resort, you could try cold calling by phone. This is probably the most depressing and soul destroying activity on the planet. Even if you get past the usual questions such as ‘If you’re selling something – I’m not interested’ and ‘How did you get my number?’ you need a really slick and professional script and the ability to recognize and avoid lonely old ladies who just want to interact with someone, anyone, in fact.