Sources Of Information

sources_of_informationKeep in mind that the government is a potential resource while gathering information, especially if they are in some way involved with your company. It is helpful to consider them as part of your industry.


Check information within the federal government, state and county government, and local government. The objective is to find information such as trademark information, reports, lobbyist information, etc.

Here is a short list of some of the things you can find:

  • Patent information
  • Trademark and copyright information
  • Relevant licenses
  • Whether or not the company went bankrupt
  • Education
  • Regulations
  • Workplace conditions
  • Inspections

To find information you can check with the government body itself, on the internet, in your library, at the town or city hall, in publicly available reports, etc.

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