Websites & Articles
A wealth of data including financial ratios, business statistics, and benchmarks, on a wide range of industries.
Lots of financial data.
Building a Competitor Profile
A good introduction to why and how you prepare competitor profiles, including suggested research resources.
Massive and powerful collection of corporate research compiled from numerous sources.
Detailed profiles of public companies.
Free Data from Economy.com
A cheaper version of Economy.com-- it's free! Database includes economic, demographic, income and labor market information.
The Kaufman Foundation is renowned for their "New Economy Index" that ranks states on technological indicators such as the education levels of the workforce or the number of patents filed. A great resource for all kinds of technological indicators.
SEC EDGAR System
Access SEC filings for public companies.
Use Online Listening for Competitive Research
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An excellent source of financial information. Includes a link from Edgar SEC filings once you've used up your monthly FreeEdgar quota.
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