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The Entrepreneur’s Library: Competitive Analysis Resources

Competitive Analysis

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.

Corporate Information

Massive and powerful collection of corporate research compiled from numerous sources.

D&B Hoover's

Detailed profiles of public companies.

Free Data from

A cheaper version of it's free! Database includes economic, demographic, income and labor market information.

Kauffman Research

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.


Access SEC filings for public companies.

Use Online Listening for Competitive Research

"Wish you could afford to sharpen your communications through customer understanding? And obtain actionable tips quickly on a budget? It's your lucky day. This post will show you how to learn more about your customers than you do now to improve your communications efforts all by digging into data you already have or have access to."

Yahoo! Finance

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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