A business directory is an informational listing that can be compiled in a variety of different ways. What this particular listing does is compiles numerous businesses into one website or one printed listing. This is a way in which individuals can easily access information regarding a particular type of business they are looking for.
One of the most common types of business directory is that of a website business directory. This is a website that has information regarding numerous businesses and is typically broken up into states, or if the website is based around just one state, it is broken up into regions within the state.
Furthermore, business directories are often also broken up into different larger categories of interest, such as: accounting, financial services, media and entertainment, retail, health care, real estate, etc. From there, these larger categories often link to a listing of the specific businesses grouped under the category.
However, with any business directory the information varies under the specific businesses. Some business directories only have the name of the company, the location, and the phone number, while others provide types of services, the amount of employees, and even if there are any special services that are always offered.
One of the largest forms of directories is the National Business Directory, which is a simple site to use containing information for a number of different website businesses that can also be searched down in the same way that a regular business directory is used.