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Company research is a key skill across business disciplines. Beyond school research, this skill is important when you're considering a job change, preparing for an interview, trying to make investment decisions, or doing business with a company. Some resources and things to consider when researching a company:
- Is this company public or private? It can be more difficult to find information about private companies.
- Is the company in the news lately? Try these sources for news, magazines and journal articles
- SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis reports are available for many companies through Business Source Complete and provide a good overview of the company's current environment.
- How do the company handle their public relation? Communication & Mass Media Complete