Research Sites (hundreds of screened sites)
to Start Your Online Research on a Company
Investigatory Resources Complete Federal SEC (EDGAR)
filings for all U.S. publicly held companies. The Thomas
Register - America's leading directory of Manufacturing
Companies. PRNewswire - a database of the most recent 12
month's of press releases for most major companies. IPO-Central
- listings of upcoming IPOs and the performance of past
& Financial Market Info Dun and Bradstreet's MarketPlace
Reports - a collection of over 1000 industry profiles researched
and written by D&B's industry analysts. Hoover's Guides
- detailed reports on most U.S. companies of any substance.
Find/SVP - the most complete source of market and industry
studies in the World.
Magazines and Newspapers Do on-line searches of Business
Week, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business
Review, INC Magazine, The New York Times, Upside Magazine,
The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and over thirty
weekly business newspapers for articles on specific industries,
markets, technologies or companies
Favorite Company Research Sites
- 10,000 company descriptions; 2500 detailed profiles.
- Charges a fee but can get pretty much anything.
- Business, financial and competitive information derived
from US Securities and Exchange commision... better than
the official SEC Filings.
- Information on over 9,000 public companies, including
contact information, business summaries, officer and employeee
information, sector and industry classifications, business
and earnings announcement summaries, and financial statistics
- Google information on publicly held companies.
TSNN - Searchable database of all trade shows
Bvents - Another searchable database of all trade shows
Confab - Online index of over 16,000 conferences and trade shows "search, track, discuss and review any conference, speaker, or session."
Marketingsource - Directory of Associations
Research Sites for Specific Subjects
Trade International Finance and Trade Web sites in England,
The European Union, Eastern Europe, Japan, and the Pacific
There are a large number of databases that are available
on the internet. These are our best picks.
Reference/Other Top business schools, business planning
resources, government sites, Sic Code Finder, other miscellaneous
Links to accounting sites and accounting firms, consumer
price index, legal sites and legal firms, sites containing
searchable online statutes, cases and legal materials
- Search Engines and Directories, General Reference and
Expert Information, News Groups, Chat, ICQ, On-Line News,
Travel Related Information, Investing, Jobs and Careers,
Loans and Mortgages, Health Care and Fitness, Entertainment
Travel - Find the best air fares and the lowest car
rental rates. Includes links to OAG, Sabre Travelocity,
and the Internet Travel Network. The Weather Site - find
out what the weather will be when you get there. If you
are traveling abroad, get U.S. State Department Travel Advisories.
Custom generate street maps on line.
Services and Favorite Sites
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- Get a convenient one hour online telephone consultation
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- Joint Venture Search Engine. You can search for joint
venture opportunities in Asia, America, Africa and Europe.
Projects from "$250,000 to $1 billion". Its pretty
good... and its free. They also have a free newsletter.
Their parent site GPMN.com
is also a good source for potential business opportunities.
- Low cost business cards for small businesses. A nice selection
to choose from and order on-line.
databases - Free trademark and patent searches searches.
Not as good as professional searches that include information
on unregistrated trademarks from private databases... but
still not bad for a free government service.
Due Diligence Checklists
118 page set of checklists. Questions to ask before you buy
or partner with a company.
Online Due Diligence Research Right Now with InvestigatorPro:
- Background Checks
- Ownership and Property Records
- Credit Records
- Criminal Records
- Court Records
- Personal Info
- Marriage, Birth & Death Records
- Private Investigator Registries
- and more
Executive Partnering Kit
- One copy each of: Corporate Partnering, A "How To" Handbook,
Sahakian's Key Partnering Checklists, and Sahakian's Due Diligence
Checklists. Includes over 100 partnering examples. The
"Deadly Dozen" most dangerous mistakes. How to use 25 basic
partnering agreements and 10 basic partnering structures.
7 funding techniques, 8 ways to handle deadlocks,
the 5 basic buy/sell structures. Checklists for:
Marketing and Distribution Agreements, License Agreements,
R&D Agreements, Manufacturing / Supply, Outsourcing,
Facilities Management, Guarantees, Letters of
Credit, Proprietary Rights, and Non-competition