Sources for industry data—an updated overview

BVWireIssue #65-1
February 6, 2008

“Where to Find the Competitive Data You Need,” a new article by Jane Hodges for, is geared toward business owners who want to find “juicy tidbits” on their competitors.  It also provides business appraisers with an excellent guide to gathering industry intelligence for a subject company—or for a client prospect.  Included among the standard sources (SEC’s EDGAR for public companies, Dun and Bradstreet for private, LexisNexis for corporate legal filings, Moody’s for debt), are some new and not-so-obvious ones, such as:

  • Patent and trademark websites
  • KnowX, a fee-based site providing corporate “background checks”
  • Internet domain-name registration sites
  • Media clipping and analysis services
  • Free news feeds

To get the complete guide, click here.

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