The Internet can be a great source of information about business and finance. But why use the Internet over a broker? Are comparison sites better for financial products than a specialist adviser?
If you want to find some of the best business information online, then you'll need to be able to narrow down your precise requirements before you let loose with Google or Bing and a few hours of searching.
Are you looking for competitive advantage? Securing some new borrowing? Or just to find out more about how you can find a company to chase in your outstanding finance? All of these things and more will be serviced by companies up and down the UK. From a local firm to a National company that specialises in that specific financial area, you can use the Internet to find out everything you need.
As well as services you want for running your business and maintaining sales or income, what about information on companies that you want to work with? From debt agencies to merger specialists, there is a raft of high level financial and business information that can help you find out just about everything you need to know about a company or brand.
From how many employees to turnover, company directors, CCJs against the company or even subsidiaries outside the UK where money seems to be paid to. It's all available if you know where to look and who to employ to look for you.
The Internet has rapidly become the first tool to go to that allows you to plan, run, manage, maintain and grow your business.
Most people now use the Internet as first port of call for business information and credit checking. The sheer scale of information that's already available and the connections that can be made between addresses, names, companies, shareholdings and more is truly mind boggling. Partly driven by the interconnectivity of the Internet as a whole, it is also freedom of information that's helping.
Whether you're looking for loans, credit reports, business mentors or to set up a start up, advice and information will help with you focusing on core financial information, comparative businesses, financial modelling and much much more.
Increasingly, buying a subscription to a service like Dun and Bradstreet, whilst expensive, if you need the level of information and the breakdown of a company, financials, directors and other information, is money very well spent.
Companies House - CompaniesHouse.gov.uk
Linked In - LinkedIn.com
Mintel Research - Mintel.com
Dun & Bradstreet - dandb.com
Experian Credit Agency - Experian.com