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What you need to know before you begin...

Public companies in the United States are required by law to file periodic reports and other forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These include the 10-K (annual) and 10-Q (quarterly) reports. Do not overlook the 8-K (other events) reports, these will outline significant changes affecting the company's management or organizational structure. For example; CEO deaths or resignations, layoffs, bankruptcy, etc.

Do not forget to review the company's website, it can hold a wealth of information and intelligence about the firm.

Use Google Finance to determine if your company is public or private.

Google Finance

Private companies are not required by law to file reports or forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). However, if a private company has public subsidiaries the information is reported out. And some of the larger private companies push financial information to the public voluntarily.

 Do not forget to review the company's website, it can hold a wealth of information and intelligence about the firm.

Use Google Finance to determine if your company is public or private.

Google Finance

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Industry & Market Research

Industry Research Guide

  • Industry Classification
  • Industry Competition
  • Industry Profiles
  • Industry Reports
  • Ratios & Statistics
  • Trade Information

Market Research Guide

  • Advertising Expenditures
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Demographics & Target Markets
  • Market Research Databases
  • Product Research
  • Public Opinion & Viewpoints
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Business Librarian

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Loretta Wallace, MLS
Questions: UTBusinessLibrarian@lib.utexas.edu
Research Consultations: l.wallace@austin.utexas.edu
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