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Business Plan Research

Company Sources Checklist

Is there a major company working in your space - a competitor, supplier or in your distribution channel?  There company reports may provide information on industry segments, operations & supply chain, merchandising and pricing, marketing strategy and more.  Be sure to check these sources, and most importantly the Annual 10-K filing for the company:

Company's Consumer & Corporate web sites
    for SEC Annual Form 10-K filings.

Analyst reports and Articles about the company & its operations 

Sources for Company Reports - Internal Info

Use the source below if SEC filings or other annual reports are not at the company's web site.

Analysts Reports & News - External Opinions

    Suppliers & Other Company Listings

    Corporate Responsibility Reports

    What does the company say about its social responsbility and sustainability initiatives?