Create a target list of companies using independent rankings
Inc. Magazine – 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
The Inc. 5,000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which Inc. introduced in 1982. The Inc. 5,000 includes the Inc. 500 but digs deeper to offer a more comprehensive look at the U.S. economy. Includes a Browse section on front page to sort companies by industry.
Boston Business Journal Book of Lists
(Online journal available - Book of Lists is available in print editions on campus)
Available at Horn Library and the MBA Center for Career Development, this print publication lists the top firms in the Boston business market in a variety of categories. This publication is also available for other top cities in the US.
Globe 100 annual
The Boston Globe produces a list of the top 100 Massachusetts companies based on revenue and return on equity. Includes profiles of the top 10 overall performers.
Generate a list of companies by industry
Dun's Million Dollar Database
Access Dun’s through the Horn Library website and enter the appropriate SIC Code to search firms by industry. This information can also be sorted several ways including by location.
Access through the Horn Library website. Upon entering Lexis Nexis, on the opening screen, select Business tab, then Dossier Create a Company list using either SIC or NAICS codes.
Expand your search by identifying the competition
Horn Library has compiled excellent resources to help you identify your target company’s competition.
Click on the Business & Company Resource Center in the database list and search for company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. The Investext Plus database is fully integrated in this database.
Search the database using terms such as top 100 or largest or competit* to locate articles on your company.