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Marketing 101 - Lafayette: Company Information

Private Companies

While private company information may be found in many of the sources listed on this page, the following resources are especially useful in researching these companies.

Government Sites

Databases

Finding information on public companies is relatively easy.  There are many sources, both print and online, that will provide comprehensive information on almost all public companies. The databases below are subscribed to by Ivy Tech and provide a starting point for company research. Some of the databases will include some information on private companies.

Information on privately held companies is much less available. We have listed specific sources for this type of information in the column to the left of this section.

Annual Reports

Company Web Pages

   

Many companies provide public information on ther company vis the Web.  Some companies provide more information than others, but this can be a very lucrative source of research information. Typical pages include history, press releases, list of executives, SEC filings, etc. Public companies generally provide more inforation than private companies. 

The following are examples of helpful company web sites. LOOK FOR LINK TO INVESTOR Information.

   

Internet Sites

There is a lot of good financial information available on the Web and the sites listed below are good starting points.  There is also a lot of good funadamental information about companies, their reports and general investing/financials @ Investopedia.