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Less than 10 percent of US businesses are publicly traded companies. That means the rest are privately held. So chances are that your business is privately held as are those of your competitors. So whether you are doing competitive analysis, looking for sales leads, or trying to figure out the next step for your business, private company research is going to figure into your plans. That's why it's important to use a professional information specialist like Manta.com, which has profiles of millions of private companies available online. Do a company search on Manta.com's web site and see for yourself.