Psst. Yeah, you. Psssssssssssssst! Do you know what’s going on around here? I do.
At Whitson Business Data, we spend hours checking on permit filings for Indianapolis and the donut counties. If it’s a public building, and it’s being remodeled, added on to, or built from scratch, we’ll see the permit. What does that mean for you? If you’re in a business that helps people move, redecorate, furnish, hook up Internet or phone services to these new spaces, Whitson Business Data can give your great sales leads. What if your job is just to stay on top of everything happening in the local commercial real estate field? You could personally spent hours weekly compiling this information. Or you could save yourself that time, pay a monthly subscription, and have that day’s updates emailed to you every evening.
My name is Jennifer Whitson. I used to be a newspaper reporter, and during part of my career, I covered real estate. As the chaos would let up a bit, I used to check permit filings but I never had the time to stay on top of them. I used to think there was a treasure trove of information in those permits if only I could check them regularly.
Fast forward many years, and my schedule is vastly different. In the evening, I routinely sit down to do homework with my daughters. This usually involves listening as they read aloud from Junie B. Jones, Book #1027.
I tried. I really, really tried to focus. But my mind wanders. So I started typing in those permit filings and posting them to a blog to teach myself about this fancy, new Internet thing. I advertised on the blog, offered data entry services, etc. Nothing really made money but I built a small, dedicated readership and I enjoyed looking at the permits to see what’s new.
In 2014, I made the leap, turning this hobby into a subscription service. 10% of net subscription receipts (subscriptions minus PayPal fees) go to charities my readers choose.
Thank you for reading. If you have any questions about the site or where I get my data, please don’t hesitate to email me. If you need me to compile new sets of data for you privately, email me and I’ll send you a quote.