How to Find a List of New Local Businesses?

BlossomBookings image How to Find a List of New Local Businesses?

Small local businesses often need to keep tabs on other new businesses opening up in the community. This may be a matter of keeping an eye on potential competitors. But more often than not, new local businesses can translate into new customers for your print shop, office supply store, legal services … or whatever type of business you run. There are several sources you can turn to for a list of new local businesses in your area.

Search the Australian Business Register (ABR)

All businesses are required to register with the Australian Business Register (ABR). The ABR has its own searchable directory where you can search any registered business, (ABN Lookup). This searchable directory allows you to generate a list of all registered companies, sort by Entity name, Business name, Trading name, or by state.

Peruse Your Local Media

Small-town newspapers do a good job of reporting on newly opened or about-to-open businesses in the community. Checking the newspaper regularly is a good means of staying on top of new enterprises. Even large cities often have neighborhood-by-neighborhood news outlets that provide similar coverage.

Search Your Area Online

Use Google, Bing or any other search engine to search for new businesses in your area. Enter a geographical term (town or city name, for example, or even just a neighborhood name) along with the term new local business. Try mixing up your search terms to gather in other search results. For example, include “soft opening” in your search (with the quote marks) to find businesses that have opened shop. Even though they aren’t marketing themselves yet. Other terms to try: “newly opened,” “just opened,” and “plans to open.”

Check With the Local Chamber of Commerce

The newest businesses in town often become new members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Some Chambers post new members on their websites. Others may be able to provide you with a list after a quick email or phone call to make a request.


“Customers can search for the type of business or service they want to find and BlossomBookings will give them a list of local businesses that match their search.”

BlossomBookings is a great way to connect with professionals in your area who can provide you with the services you’re looking for. It is a site where consumers can go to find a business or professional to help them with their needs. If you’re trying to find a good plumber, handyman, or other professionals in your area, check out BlossomBookings App to see which service providers have pleased the most customers.

Benefits of using BlossomBookings to find local businesses

More information than you can gain from walking by

If you just walk around a busy area in your city, you may come across a business that provides products or services you’re interested in. However, all you can usually find out from walking by a business is what they offer and their hours of operation. You can find much more information online than you can elsewhere.

Pictures of how the business operates

If you’re not able to drop by a business and check it out for yourself, you can look at BlossomBookings to find photos and services of a business and find out about the quality of their work.

We hope our recommendations help you find new local businesses to try out in your city!