Access your state’s secretary of state' website. Alternately, access your state's corporation division's website.
Find a link that will allow you to perform a business lookup. Most states maintain an online searchable database of all businesses registered in the state. If you cannot find a link, contact the secretary of state's office for assistance.
Enter the exact name of the business you are looking for in the search box. Include any applicable suffixes, such as “limited liability company” or “incorporated.”
Locate the name of the business in the search results. Click on its name to view the full information the state has on the company.
Locate the name and contact information of the LLC's or corporation’s registered agent. This is the individual who is the company's contact for any official matters.
Contact the company’s registered agent to find out the business’s officer or principal. The registered agent may not be the top officer, and may even not be an employee of the company. However, he will have the names and contact information of the chief members of the business.