Powerful Business Information Research Tools

SBDC Consultants have access to information to help your company make smart business decisions.  The following resources are available at your local SBDC.

Clarion University SBDC providing with ResearchAnalysis Research Reports

Competitor analysis reports (Sample Report)

Customer analysis reports (Sample Report)

Financial analysis reports (Sample Report)

Industry sector analysis reports (Sample Report)

Location/site analysis reports (Sample Report)

Web analysis reports (Sample Report)


Informational Research Reports

Company contact information and organizational information reports for very large to medium-sized businesses. (Sample Report)  

We can help find a good location for your next business at the Clarion University SBDCCultural Reports on countries across the globe (Sample Report)

Data from state, county and municipal organizations (Sample Report)

Financial information from companies (active and inactive) listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. (Sample Report)

Mailing lists and sales leads for businesses (Sample Report)


Forecast Research Reports

Customer and industry sector forecast reports (Sample Report)

Location forecast reports (Sample Report)



Through the Clarion University SBDC, you will have access to data from the following Research Firms.


CultureGram - The CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across  the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper  elementary school students).


 IndustriusCFO: A web-based tool that takes financial data and quickly converts it into plain language reports complete with industry comparisons,  ratio analysis, trend analysis and financial forecasts.


  Hoovers First Research: Profiles covering over 900 industry segments.  Used for basic industry analysis.  Industry profiles contain critical analysis,  statistics and forecasts that are updated quarterly.


 Alteryx: A new and powerful way to view and act upon consumer and market insights using instant detailed summaries and comparison reports.


 Hoover Prospector: Provides company contact and organizational information on very large to medium-sized businesses.  From customer analysis to identifying new and expanding markets, Hoover's powerful list-building tool provides quick and easy access to targeted data on organizations and key people needed for successful campaigns.


  The SBA National Information Clearinghouse: Serving the Small Business Development Center Network and America's small business community.  The SBDCNet produces a broad range of financial, market, and demographic research reports customized to any client's industry and geographic  location.


  Info USA: Covers very large to very small businesses, mailing lists and sales leads.


  The Clarion University SBDC Knowledgebase: A blog that pertains to starting, managing, and expanding small businesses.  In addition, the Clarion  University SBDC Knowledgebase has access to a library containing resources regarding industry information, entrepreneurial insights and small business  managerial applications.


  County Data Books: Provides data for state, county and municipal levels on a wide variety of topics.  The County Data Book series combines US Census  Bureau population counts and demographic characteristics.


 Dun & Bradstreet: A database of key business ratios for over 800 industries in the public and private business sectors.


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 Clarion University A-Z Database List: An alphabetical listing with access to all the online resources available at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania's  Carlson Library.


 ProQuest Statistical DataSets: Aggregates over 100 public domain and licensed quantitative data sets in a single, easy to use interface. This includes  data on banking and finance, criminal justice and law, education, energy, government and politics, health, industry, labor, natural resources, population,  transportation and more than 600 other subjects. 


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