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When searching for information on a particular company, first determine if it is either public or private. If it's a private company finding information on it can be difficult. To find out if a company is public or private check the resources on this page, many of which will indicate if a company is one or the other.
Usually for any Company
- Executive names
- Current revenue/sales figure and number of employees
- Lines of Business—what the company does
- Industry/ies in which it operates
Depending on the Company and Database
- Complete financial statements, current and historical
- Executive profiles
- In addition, most of the company profile databases offer the capability of creating lists of companies, based on criteria such as location, size, and industry.
Find Information about a Business
A directory of 12 million businesses and 120 million households.
Click on Companies/Markets at the top of the page and then click on Company. Search for a specific company on the following page.
Financial information and commentary on U.S. companies and markets.
A ranking of the top 500 closely held and public corporations in the U.S.
SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
From a business perspective, the SWOT analysis identifies and assesses:
- The business unit's strengths and weaknesses including its source of competitive advantage.
- The primary opportunities and threats in the market and industry
The justified SWOT matrix is a foundational element of the Marketing Plan and it leads to a plan's Goals and Objectives.
Business Source Premier
Click on Company Profiles at the top of the page and search for a specific company. Click on the company name in the list of results and the click on SWOT Analyses on the left.
Business Insights: Essentials
Presents full text profiles, including histories, chronologies, civil claims, financial data and rankings, of US and international firms; articles from business journals, newsletters, and the business sections in newspapers; selected investment reports from Investext; industry overviews; and industry trade associations. Formerly called Business and Company Resource Center.
Includes full text articles from U.S. and international newspaper resources; legal information, including federal and state cases, laws, and regulations; landmark cases; patent searching; law review articles, and international cases and laws; company information, including market and industry information; and biographical articles. Online tutorials for this new name and interface for Nexis Uni are available to help you search. Previously named LexisNexis Academic. Online tutorials to help you search.Note: Some users have reported that their Advanced Options drop down looks distorted, i.e., stretched out to the right and beyond the boundary of the Advanced Options box. This problem will be addressed if you clear your browser cache and close and re-open your browser.