Scott's Directories has profiles of 190,000+ Canadian companies. Say you'd like to walk from home to work in one of them.
You live in Toronto, in the M4K postal code area; and you want to work in real estate.
Step 1. Reduce the list of 190,000+ companies to real estate companies:
- click on “Product/Service” on the Firmographic menu on the left
- tick in the radio button next to “Text Search,” type in “real estate” and click on “Run”
- click on the service or services you want in the results under “Available Search Values,” e.g. “Real estate agents”
- click on “Select” to move the service to the search window and click on “Search”
The first page of a list of real estate companies in Canada will appear on the screen.
Step 2. Reduce this list to real estate companies in the M4K postal code area:
- click on “Postal Code” on the Geographic menu on the left
- select Ontario from the list of provinces
- select M4K from the list of postal codes (or the first halves of postal codes), a long list, by clicking in the list and typing “m4k”
- click on “Select” to move M4K to the search window and click on “Search”
A list of real estate companies in the M4K postal code will appear on the screen.
Click on the name of the company to get to the profile. In the profile, click on “Map it” at the top to see the location of the company on a map.
Scott's Directories (PDF), the guide, is a quick guide to accessing and using this resource.