Research Tools

Always know as much about your prospect as you can before you ever leave the transport, that’s what the Colonel always says!

Free Sites:
Johnson & Wales University
This is a FREE website that has a fantastic collection of business reference tools.

Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Edgar is the electronic filing system used by companies to file mandatory disclosures with the SEC. This excellent site provides free access to the filings for all public companies in an easy to use format. You can also create your own “watchlist” of companies and the site will email you with filing updates.

Yahoo Finance
Ease of use makes this site a great resource for conducting company research. Yahoo! Provides easy access to a great deal of information as you are checking quotes or portfolios, including news reports, a company profile, analyst upgrades, insider trading information and downgrades and SEC filings.

Bloomberg
Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Their strength – quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology – is at the core of everything they do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, they deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world.