Public and Corporate Information
(Subscriber database with deal criteria and charts generally over $1M)
View sold comparable data on private business sale transactions generally
Hoovers Online http://www.hoovers.com/free/(Research database that allows subscribers to obtain detailed industry, competitor and history information on over 9,500 public companies.)
(Search directory of online information, Web site links serving the financial professionals and entrepreneurial community.)
NVST (and the Private Equity Network” www.nvst.com
(Online resource for private equity funding.)
NASDAQ http://www.nasdaq.com/ (NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market.)
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) http://www.nyse.com/
(The NYSE is the world's leading and most technologically advanced equities market.)
American Stock Exchange (AMEX) http://www.amex.com/
(Amex.com is a comprehensive resource for investors and issuers seeking the unique market environment offered at the American Stock Exchange).
Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) http://www.cboe.com/
(CBOE.com is the definitive source for options trading information)
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) http://www.tse.com/
(Website of TSX Group which is a cornerstone of the Canadian financial system and is at the centre of Canada's equity capital market. TSX Group owns and operates Canada's two national stock exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange serving the senior equity market, and TSX Venture Exchange serving the public venture equity market - as well as NGX, a leading North American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity contracts.)
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) www.sec.gov
(Website for the SEC. The primary mission of the SEC is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) www.bea.doc.gov
(Website for the BEA. The BEA promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) http://www.bls.gov/bls/infohome.htm
(Website for the BLS. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) http://www.ftc.gov/
The FTC works to ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers. Experience demonstrates that competition among firms yields products at the lowest prices, spurs innovation and strengthens the economy.
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) http://www.commerce.gov/
The DOC is a Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with promoting economic growth.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) http://www.irs.gov/ The IRS is a branch of the U.S. Treasury that provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) http://www.sba.gov/
(The SBA is a section of the U.S. government that helps small businesses recover from disasters and secure government backed financing to start, grow or acquire a small business. It is also a resource for entrepreneurs to learn about the process of starting and operating a small business.)
Premier Business Print Media
(Membership to Forbes.com is free and offers the online researcher an independent source for financial and economic news developments from the U.S. and around the world.)
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Online http://online.wsj.com/public/us
(The WSJ online site is a resource for news and business related topics with subsections on careers, real estate and more. The WSJ is considered THE newspaper source for financial professionals.)
Investors Business Daily (IBD) http://www.investors.com/
(IBD and Investors.com provides individual and professional investors alike insights, analysis and tools to make the most efficient use of invested capital.)
Fortune Magazine http://www.fortune.com/fortune/
(Another online version of the popular and well-read business periodical.)
Popular Insurance Industry Sites
National Underwriter (NU) http://www.nationalunderwriter.com/
(NU P&C is the leader in property & casualty news, provides all the news you need to keep informed on the P&C industry. NU L&H is the only newsweekly devoted to delivering the week in life and health.
SNL Financial http://www.snl.com/
(SNL Financial is the premier information specialist for the banking, insurance, Financial services, real estate and energy sectors.)
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America http://www.independentagent.com/
(The IIABA is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents & brokers with more than 300,000 members.)
Independent Agent http://www.iamagazine.com/
(The IIABA is renowned for its effective news publications that provide vast amounts of industry information to a wide variety of readers. One of the more popular trade journals is IA
Rough Notes http://www.roughnotes.com/
(One of the more popular trade journals chronicling the state of the insurance industry from various viewpoints. Archived articles can be retrieved for free using key word searches.
A.M. Best & Company http://www.ambest.com/
(The preeminent resource for carrier ratings and related information. Free subscriptions are available for basic ratings with fee based subscriptions for premium content and publications.)
Business Insurance http://www.businessinsurance.com/
(Business Insurance is one of the best-read trade journals serving the needs of readers involved in the business of commercial insurance.)
Resources for Identifying Other Professional Advisors
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) http://www.aicpa.org/index.htm
(The leading national association of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).)
(Generations of lawyers have relied on Martindale-Hubbell as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning more than 133 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network is currently powered by a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in 160 countries.)
The American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
(The leading national association serving attorneys and the legal community.)