Company & Industry Data

Search the business literature and business news sources for information on companies and articles on trends within an industry.

It the company is publicly traded, you may find a SWOT analysis 

  • Go to Business Source Complete and search for your company name.  Scroll down and limit by Company Report and SWOT Analysis.
  • Try Passport.  Select Companies from the top tab and key in your company name.  Select relevant segment and open the profile.  Look in the table of contents for a SWOT analysis

  Look to the company's web site for valuable information:  Read the Management Discussion and Analysis - (MD&A) section of the Annual Report or 10k.  Read the letter to the shareholders from the CEO in the company's annual report.

Look for information on the industry

Select Industries on the top toolbar and go to Country Reports

Look for valuable information and data from trade associations
  Google the industry + country + associations to find trade associations

For example:
   Canadian Beverage Association
   Ottawa Real Estate Board
   Information Technology Association of Canada

Additional company and industry data can be found

  • Industry Sector Intelligence - Industry Canada
  • Factiva   Mouse over Companies/Markets from menu bar at top of page.  Key in company or select industry from the list provided.  Published profiles are found under Analysis and Profiles from menu on left.
  • Conference Board of Canada e-Library  Browse by topic -> Industry Sector Economics for industry profiles or enter industry name in the search box. 
Content last updated: May 13, 2019