The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. The group is a source for brief but helpful information for consumers and researchers on the Bureau’s website at http://www.bbb.org.
Enter a zip code or click on USA Site to begin searching. Next click on For Businesses in the upper left screen.
In the next screen click on “Check out a Business or Charity” in the lower right screen to find company information.
There will be brief information about the company such as their competitors in the Similarly Accredited Companies link.
There will usually be a link to the company’s website.
This is just a starting point and other sources might be needed for more extensive information. Try using the database Lexis Nexis or the Forbes.com website for additional information about private companies.
For assistance call the SOM Library Liaisons at 972-883-2126 or email [email protected]. You can also click on the green question markat the library’s website.