• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content

Loading…

Flash Player 9 (or above) is needed to view presentations.
We have detected that you do not have it on your computer. To install it, go here.

Like this presentation? Why not share!

Using the Internet to Research Private Companies

on

  • 8,108 views

There is a wealth of information that is available about private companies on the Internet. In this presentation I tell you how you can exploit these sources to gain insights into your privately held ...

There is a wealth of information that is available about private companies on the Internet. In this presentation I tell you how you can exploit these sources to gain insights into your privately held competitors.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
8,108
Views on SlideShare
5,724
Embed Views
2,384

Actions

Likes
14
Downloads
288
Comments
3

7 Embeds 2,384

http://augustjackson.net 1354
http://vizedhtmlcontent.next.ecollege.com 929
http://webwidgetcode.protopage-widgets.com 53
http://feeds.feedburner.com 43
http://paper.li 3
http://twitter.com 1
http://www.pinterest.com 1
More...

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel

13 of 3 previous next Post a comment

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
  • I recommend researching private companies through PrivCo
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
  • I am not impartial, but of course I think that - and this is based on 3 decades of experience in business research that resulted in PrivCo - the most useful and accurate resource for researching private companies is the PrivCo private companies financial database (PrivCo(dot)com). It was specifically designed for financial and competitive intelligence professionals, and solely covers major private companies (over 170,000 worldwide as of January 2013).
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
  • Cool!
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Using the Internet to Research Private Companies Using the Internet to Research Private Companies Presentation Transcript

    • Using the Internet to Research Private Companies August Jackson august (at) augustjackson (dot) net http://www.augustjackson.net @8of12 #sla2011ci
    • Our Approach #sla2011ci
    • Decision-Focused Intelligence I need Competitor X’s price list, customer list and tax filings. #sla2011ci
    • Decision-Focused Intelligence I need Competitor X’s price list, customer list and tax filings. I also need their CEO’s 4th grade report card, her mother’s maiden name and the book report she wrote on “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” in the 5th grade. #sla2011ci
    • Decision-Focused Intelligence I need Competitor X’s price list, customer list and tax filings. I also need their CEO’s 4th grade report card, her mother’s maiden name and the book report she wrote on “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” in the 5th grade. #sla2011ci
    • Decision-Focused Intelligence I have an important decision that I need to make. #sla2011ci
    • Decision-Focused Intelligence I have an important decision that I need to make. There are some things I need to understand about Competitor X to help me make those decisions. #sla2011ci
    • Decisions Commonly Supported Strategic Planning Partnership Mergers & Acquisitions Business Development Research & Development Product Development & Life Cycle Market Entry/Exit Marketing & Advertising Planning Tactical Sales Activity #sla2011ci
    • Define KITs: Choosing Analytical Models Which analytical frameworks will we use? Choose The Right Analytical Frameworks #sla2011ci
    • Define KITs: Choosing Analytical Models Match Analysis to Your Business Decision Business and Competitive Analysis Babette Bensousan and Craig Fleisher Choose The Right Analytical Frameworks #sla2011ci
    • Define KITs: Common Information Requirements Product Revenue Pricing Profitability Market Share Strengths Weaknesses Marketing and Sales Partners Current Markets Market Position Supply Chain Capacity Facilities Employees Hiring Likely Strategies Financial Capacity Executive Decision-Making Industry Trends Opportunities Threats Financials Ownership Legal and Regulatory Kinds of Information Commonly Sought #sla2011ci
    • Plan Research Strategy Data Intelligence Primary Secondary A Framework for Research Planning #sla2011ci
    • Plan Research Strategy Data Intelligence Primary Secondary Internet research Interviews Verifiable answers direct from a single source Diverse sources, analysis, varying levels of confidence A Framework for Research Planning #sla2011ci
    • Plan Research Strategy Data Intelligence Primary Secondary Hiring Locations Channels to Market Current Markets Company Revenue Ownership Legal Regulatory Industry Trends Employees & Skills Market Share & Position Capacity Opportunities & Threats Product Revenue Suppliers Product Profitability Supply Chain Decision Making Capacity to Act Strengths & Weaknesses A Framework for Research Planning #sla2011ci
    • Best Secondary Sources for Private Company Info #sla2011ci
    • Our Use Case: Raynor Garage Door Our use case: Raynor Garage Door of Dixon, Illinois Our Use Case #sla2011ci
    • Premium Sources #sla2011ci
    • Premium Sources #sla2011ci
    • Company Web Site Descriptions Offices Locations Identified partners Executives Job postings Press release Sales channels Corporate history Company Web Site #sla2011ci
    • META Tags and Web Page Source Code #sla2011ci
    • META Tags and Web Page Source Code #sla2011ci
    • #sla2011ci
    • Link Analysis http://www.siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com Use “link:” command in Google Partners Distributors Philanthropic ventures Former employees Fans Critics Bloggers User forums News coverage Free and Easy-to-Use Link Analysis Tools #sla2011ci
    • Legal and Regulatory Filings
      • Regulatory Filings
      • Environmental
      • Employment
      • Building Permits
      • Export Permits
      • Shipping Records
      • Legal Filings and Decisions
      • Patents & Trademarks
      • Securities
      • Government contracts and proposals
      • Budget time
      • and funds!
      • Jurisdiction-Specific
      • National
      • State and provincial
      • City, county, municipal
      • Not all offices are Internet-ready, some may require an office visit
      • Search
      • + jurisdiction
      • +”public records”
      • +”probate”
      • +”legal records”
      • Directory of resources in the appendix
      Legal & Regulatory Filings #sla2011ci
    • Legal and Regulatory Filings #sla2011ci
    • #sla2011ci
    • #sla2011ci
    • #sla2011ci
    • Legal and Regulatory Filings
      • Location openings
      • Site growth
      • Hiring & firing
      • Near-term activities
      • Changes in management
      • Industry position
      • Execute profiles
      • Company profiles
      Location and industry specific Search + city +”newspaper” Search + industry +”journal” Search + industry + product + technology +”association” +”society” Local and Industry News Sources #sla2011ci
    • Example of Local News Discovery #sla2011ci
    • Example of Local News Discovery #sla2011ci
    • Example of Local News Discovery Local News Coverage #sla2011ci
    • Industry Associations and Journals #sla2011ci
    • Industry Associations and Journals #sla2011ci
    • Industry Associations and Journals #sla2011ci
    • Legal and Regulatory Filings
      • Locations
      • Centralization
      • Employees’ skills
      • Outlines of organization charts
      • Targets for primary research
      • History of business initiatives
      • Perspectives of customers
      • Remember your ethics.
      • Don’t be scary or pushy!
      LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com Ning http://www.ning.com Industry-specific social networks Search + industry +”social network” Directory in the appendix LinkedIn #sla2011ci
    • People Search and Social Networks #sla2011ci
    • People Search and Social Networks #sla2011ci
    • People Search and Social Networks #sla2011ci
    • Slideshare #sla2011ci
    • People Search and Social Networks #sla2011ci
    • People Search and Social Networks #sla2011ci
    • #sla2011ci
    • Legal and Regulatory Filings
      • New hiring
      • Skills sought
      • Location of new hires
      • Clues to expansion
      • Clues to new market entry
      • Clues to priorities
      • Postings reveal corporate culture
      Leading general job sites Monster CareerBuilder Yahoo Jobs Indeed Industry-specific job sites Search + industry +”job” +”career” Pay attention to sponsored search results and ads when doing a jobs keyword search Job Sites #sla2011ci
    • Use Google Maps for Location Details
      • Street view or sky view
      • Square footage
      • Number of parking spaces suggests workforce size and capacity
      • Appearance of buildings
      • Vehicles in the lot
      • Street access
      • Utilities evident
      • Preparation for location visit
      Google Maps #sla2011ci
    • Questions? #sla2011ci
    • Appendix: Directory of Filings Databases
      • Fuld & Co. on-line resources:
        • http://www.fuld.com/fuld-bin/f.wk?fuld.i3.home
      • BRB Publications Free Resource Center
        • http://www.brbpub.com/freeresources/pubrecsites.aspx?h=1
      • State and Local Government on the Net (US)
        • http://www.statelocalgov.net
      • Virtual Gumshoe (US)
        • http://www.virtualgumshoe.com/resources/
      • International Organization of Securities Commissions
        • https://www.iosco.org/lists/display_members.cfm?memID=1&orderBy=none
      #sla2011ci
    • Appendix: Directory of Newspapers and Industry Journals and Organizations
      • Google News
        • http://news.google.com
      • NewsVoyager
        • http://www.newspaperlinks.com
      • BizJournals (US city-specific business journals)
        • http://www.bizjournals.com
      • Scirus Scientific Journal Directory
        • http://www.scirus.com/
      • Google Scholar
        • http://scholar.google.com
      #sla2011ci
    • Appendix: People Search Engines
      • Pipl: http://www.pipl.com
      • Spock: http://www.spock.com/
      • 123people: http://www.123people.com/
      • Yo Name: http://www.yoname.com/
      • Masters of Criminal Justice Web Directory of People Search Engines
        • http://www.mastersincriminaljustice.com/blog/2009/50-best-people-search-engines-to-track-down-anyone/
      #sla2011ci