Before you start your company research, find out if the company is public or private.
Ticker symbols are letters used to uniquely identify a public company and can be used to make company research more effiicient. One of the quickest way to find a ticker symbol is to use a free website like:
Finding information on private companies or nonprofit organizations can often be more difficult since these companies are not required to disclose financial information. Try the following resources.
There are many sources of company information.