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How to Find Information on a Business
Businesses often outsource for various services. Talking with multiple vendors is a great approach in finding the best fit for your business. To keep information objective and to put your decision into perspective, a business benefits from knowing the proposed partner.
The following article provides methods to research different companies:
The Security and Exchange CommissionThe SEC supplies fiscal and business related information on public companies.
EDGAREDGAR is the SECís database for gathering, analysis, and retrieval. Foreign and domestic companies must file registration statements, periodic reports, and other pertinent information through EDGAR.
The database is a major resource for corporate information. It is possible to acquire real-time information on companies including name, address, telephone number, state of incorporation, CIK (Central Index Key) number, SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code, and fiscal year end revenues.
The Better Business BureauThe BBB has information on over 2.5 million organizations. Fill out a form and get their reliability report.
Fee-based resourcesThe following resources provide information on a business for a fee.
- Hoover Online
- Dun and Bradstreet