Business and Company Resource Center
March 23, 2011
On April 27th, the Grandview Branch is hosting a program entitled Research Databases for the Small Business Entrepreneur. One of the databases that we will be focusing on is Business and Company Resource Center. This is an easy to use, informative source for market research information.
From the home page, there are three main searches you can perform: industry description, company name or an articles search. From the active tabs on these searches, information can be gathered that includes industry overviews, background and industry trends, current conditions, and research and technology.
If you choose the Company Search, the profile tab reveals information such as annual sales numbers, names of officers in the company, dividend information, and the name of their ultimate parent company if applicable. For some of the companies, a SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) report is available for download.
Although more advanced searching options are available, a lot of information can be easily gleaned by doing any of these simple searches. For a more extensive presentation of this database and others, join us on April 27th at the Grandview Branch. Register online or call the branch at 763-0550.