Answered By: Business Information Services
Last Updated: May 12, 2016     Views: 13

A profile of a given small or private company might be found in one of the following databases:

PrivCo:

  • Type the name of a company into the search box in the upper right corner.
  • Use the "Quick Private Company Screener" to search for companies in a certain location; industry; or with a certain amount of revenue.

Hoover's Academic Pro

  • Search for the company name

Business Source Complete:

  • Under "Limit your results" scroll down to "Document Type."
  • Select "company report."
  • Then type a company name in the search box.

OneSource:

  • Simply search for a company by name.

LexisNexis:

  • Select Search by Subject or Topic located above the search box
  • Type the company name in the search box and click Search

Many private companies; including those not traded on major exchanges; file statements with their state regulators. The North American Securities Administrators Association maintains a list of these regulators.

Corporate Affiliations can give you an idea of the corporate hierarchy a small or private company fits into.

Searching for articles in databases like ABI/Inform and Business Source Complete is another good way to find information about small or private companies.

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