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Business Research: Company & Industry Search

Company & Industry Databases

You'll find the search tool for PrivCo at the top of the page:

As an example, we'll take a look at Smashburger.

You'll find most of the information you need on the company web page.

  • The Business Summary will tell you basic information, included when the company was founded, what they produce, and the size and number of locations.
  • The Overview & Corporate Organization section provides key information about the year founded, location, employee growth, contact information, and the company's web presence.
  • You'll find the company's SIC ans NAICS codes under Industry Information. By following the links provided you ca learn about competitors in these industries.
  • Competitors and Comparables lists the company's top competitors.
  • You'll find finanical information about the company under Charts, Financials, and Statistics.
  • The Detailed Business Description will help you better understand the rest of the information found in the company report.



You'll most liekly want to start by searching U.S. businesses.


I recommend using the Custom Search feature.



You'll find lots of search options here.

You can search just using the company name:

You can narrow your search by location, including city, county, state, zipcode, etc. 


If you search for a particular company you'll be provided with a list of all of their locations:


Click on the name of the location you'd like to learn more about.

Inside the report you'll find lots of useful information...

  • The Industry Profile will list the company's SIC and NAICS codes
  • Business Demographics will provide information on the number of employees, sales, etc.
  • The Management Directory provides information on company officials.
  • Use the Nearby Businesses tab to find other businesses located close by; perhaps you can market your products to them!
  • The Competitors Report will list those competitors within close geographical range

You have several different search options:





  • Quick Search will allow you to perform a basic search for industry information
  • Filter by Category will allow you to specify a specific industry and region.


The resulting reports will provide you with an overview of the industry, market trends and segmentation, competitors, the industry forecast, and much more!

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