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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Jan 30, 2002

Dear All,



I have been known to use the Companies House website (http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/info/) to check up on potential customers, etc. The information there is not extensive, but it gives you an idea of how long a company\'s been going, etc. You can also order copies of more detailed accounts if you feel the need.



Does anybody know of similar resources in other countries (specifically Germany for me, but I\'m sure others will be useful to others as well!)



Thanks in advance



Mary


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xxxwilliamson
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IHK Jan 30, 2002

Is the \"Industrie und Handelskammer\" (IHK) of every district in Germany not the institution to turn to if you want information about a particular company?

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Restituta Castiello
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www.infomprese.it Jan 30, 2002

In Italy we have this site. It is linked to the \"camera di commercio e dell\'artigianato\" Thanks for your precious information. Is there any alike site also in USA?



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Uwe Schwenk
Local time: 10:42
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Checking out a company Jan 30, 2002

In the USA we habe the Better Business Bureau under http://www.bbb.org/



Another option would also be the Chamber of Commerce.



Uwe


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Luca Ruella  Identity Verified
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How to use such pages? Jan 30, 2002

Do you just mass-mail companies in your area that might need translation services?

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VBaby
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Registre du commerce Jan 30, 2002

For France, you can try www.societe.com, which lists official data from the Registre du commerce.

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xxxJon Zuber
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The US equivalent is the Better Business Bureau. Jan 30, 2002

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On 2002-01-30 14:28, pascicutte wrote:

In Italy we have this site. It is linked to the \"camera di commercio e dell\'artigianato\" Thanks for your precious information. Is there any alike site also in USA?



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[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-01-30 14:31 ]



www.bbb.org

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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How to use the sites ... Jan 31, 2002

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On 2002-01-30 19:31, ruella wrote:

Do you just mass-mail companies in your area that might need translation services?





I haven\'t got experience using any of the other sites, but I tend to use the Companies House site for specific enquiries about single companies. So if Jo Bloggs Translations Ltd rings me up and asks me to do some work, I\'ll use the site to check that they genuinely exist, have been up and running for a while and generally have their house in order.



HTH



Mary

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:42
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company searches Feb 4, 2002

After having worked in the City of London (shipping insurance) and near the Inns of Court (for an accountancy professional body), I have spent more time than is decent carrying out company searches. That was a while back though before the internet made the whole thing much easier. One warning though, bear in mind that the accounts to which you will have access are geenrally two years behind - and that it does not take two years for a healthy company to have problems and go belly up!

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