Any company that sells stock must file a number of financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Financial informatioin for public companies is reported in a number of places.
Private companies are not required to make any financial data available to the public. Unlike public companies, they are not required to file financial data with the SEC. Finding financial data on private companies may be difficult or impossible to do.
Some possible sources for finding private company information:
Useful for finding news articles, company information, and company SWOTs.
Use the Company search to find company information including articles, corporate structure, financials and stock data, intellectual property and other legal information, and investment analyst reports
Useful for finding company information, including financials and executives. Can also be used to search for industry information.
For each stock it provides descriptive information, year-ahead and three- to five-year probable relative price performance, projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.
The number of establishments in each industry, broken down by employee size, may be found in (organized by NAICS).
For businesses run by the self-employed. For states, metro areas, and counties (also organized by NAICS).
Small Business Development Center
SBDC provides information about small businesses for small businesses. Includes databases, industry information, research reports, statistics. Great free resource for learning about your industry.