As you begin your research, ask yourself:
Think about "who cares" enough to compile, analyze and publish data on a particular business topic. Library databases contain articles from trade publications, peer-reviewed contents, analyst reports, and other value-added or vetted information. In addition, consider the following sources:
This guide includes resources for doing research in entrepreneurship classes, especially ENTR 100: Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
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Small businesses are usually private companies. A private company is a company that's not traded on any stock exchange. Generally, private companies do not have to file documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.)
Finding information on private companies can be quite challenging. If the company is very small and/or private, it may be necessary to piece the information together from many sources.