Hello All! As this is my first post into the forum allow me to dispose myself and my goals. I am a 21 year old vivacious entrepreneur on a journey to become more knowledgeable and self aware. Currently working on opening my second business, however first in the food industry.

While searching around the web for sales records of small business, I found myself very frustrated at the many websites that disguise themselves as credible sources of public information but behind the face are meaningless money pits. I know these websites and databases exist, in which public ales or tax records of some sort are accessible. Basically, i'm trying to find out if similar business's in the area i'm interested in opening mine are flourishing.

Does anyone have any useful information or experience in this?