When looking for local vendors, there’s no particularly easy formula. Here are some resources, however, that you might use to find different types of vendors:
The best way to find a good attorney is by referral, that is, selecting someone that someone you know has worked with. Since that’s not always possible, this link can get you plugged in to the local area by State and then by County. Use the questions in Chapter 14 of The Time-Wealthy Investor to help screen the attorneys you located, to make sure they are the best fit for you.
I know a lot of people turn to “Next Door” or even Facebook when looking for a contractor to do contractor-type work for them. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but I do like to use vendors that are accredited with the Better Business Bureau whenever possible. The only problem I have seen with using the ‘Tribal Method’ of finding a contractor is that if they really are good at what they do, they often become so busy that they become unresponsive. I’ve seen that time and time again.
As mentioned in The Time-Wealthy Investor, I suggest looking for an insurance provider by researching both the BBB and JD Power websites. A link to the latter is below.