Larger companies are usually easier to research than smaller privately held companies. For many small and private companies you may be limited to information the company releases and/or any media coverage. With some private companies, the only information you can find is about the owners. In those cases, here are two strategies:
To find registered business owners, go to the Secretary of State website corporate listings for the relevant state. On the Walker Library page, there are also Research Guides for Public and Private Companies.
The Walker Management Library has access to dozens of Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University licensed databases. These resources provide access to business news and journals, as well as highly specialized content on an extensive range of business topics and research disciplines. Access and use restrictions apply to some resources, and use of these resources imply acceptance of our Copyright and Licensing Restrictions. Databases can be found in the following way: