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.
You'll most likely 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...
A SWOT Analysis can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses inside your organization and outside of it, and help you plan to build on these strengths, or overcome the weaknesses.
SWOT stands for
Strengths-what is your company or industry doing really well?
Weakness-what are some areas which could use improvement?
Opportunities-are there areas for potential growth or expansion within your company and/or industry?
Threats-what factors could jeopardize your future?
If your company is publicly traded start your search for a SWOT analysis using Business Insights: Global. Type the name of your company into the search box:
Under the Company Profile you can see of there is a SWOT analysis available:
You can also try searching for a SWOT analysis in Business Source Premier.
Enter the name of the company in the first search box, and SWOT analysis in the second box:
When browsing through your results list pay close attention to the date of the analysis. Don't discount older ones as they may be able to provide insight into how the company has grown and challenges they've overcome!
NOTE: SWOT analyzes are not available for all companies in these databases. If you don’t find one or if your company is a private company, you may need to put together a SWOT analysis yourself..
You can put together a SWOT analysis using information you find in various databases.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Find a company profile and look for information on area in which that company is a business leader or is particularly innovative. Look at recent news reports or articles to find areas where the company is struggling.
Opportunities & Threats
Use Hoovers to find an industry profile for the company. Carefully read the Industry Forecast and Business Challenges sections to learn about area for potential growth and challenges which must be overcome.