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ENTR 3P98: Family Business

A guide to researching your famous family business project. Find articles in Family Business Review, find biographical sources on your famous family, company info sources, APA style help.

Ownership Data

Ownership data for most Canadian or US public companies is readily available through company websites. Listed below are a few databases that also provide ownership data along with other key company information:

Company Profiles

Company profiles can provide key information about specific companies including:

  • Ownership data
  • financials
  • competitors
  • SWOT analysis

The databases listed below are recommended places to find company profiles and analysis.

Annual Reports and Financial Statements

Recent annual reports (10-Ks), quarterly reports (10-Qs), and other securities filings for publicly traded companies are usually posted on a company's web site in an area labeled Investor Relations. For a good example, see Apple's Investor Relations site. If you require access to older reports or financial statement data, you should consult one of the following sources: