By: Ralph D. Thomas

The demand for business and commercial investigations has taken off like a rocket. The market is wide open for investigative agencies who wish to offer and specialize in this area. Business Intelligence Investigations gives you sources and techniques to conduct indepth business intelligence investigations and offers insight into this market. Not only will you learn about the types of clients who have a need for this type of investigation, you are given step by step techniques to develop the information though offline and online techniques.

Chapters include:

• INTRODUCTION: Why the demand for business intelligence information. The major groups of clients who need the information. Different types of business intelligence investigations.

• GATHERING INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE SOURCES: How to develop and where to look for people sources and how to interview them after you find them.

• GATHERING INFORMATION FROM THE BUSINESS AND IT'S TRADE SOURCES: Why an in-person check gives you information you can not get any other way and what to look for. Checklists for developing key information. How to develop a business's weak points. Trade sources and tools. Trash detail.

• GATHERING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FROM PRIVATE SOURCES: This chapter describes and gives details of major online information providers and searches along with actual examples of reports. Dun's, Thomas Register, Corporate Affiliations, Standard and Poor's, Trident, Business Dateline and SIC codes are covered.

• COMMERCIAL CREDIT REPORTS: What they are, where to get them, how to use them and actual examples are covered. Also describes is how to go about obtaining a commercial credit check on a foreign business.

• DISCLOSURE AND THE SEC: Public company information sources from the SEC. How and where to obtain this information and actual examples of reports.

• PUBLIC RECORDS INFORMATION: How to develop all sorts of public records information online including, state corporate filings, state sales tax, judgements, bankruptcy, tax liens and UCC filings. Actual examples and sources for information are given.

• PURE NEWS SOURCES: Online and offline sources for news about a company. Lists of clipping services you can use. How to set up an online electronic clipping service.

• CONFERENCE ON COLLECTING BUSINESS INFORMATION: An actual question and answer conference that took place on Compuserve. Panel includes Ralph Thomas and Sue Rugge.

• SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Online sources and other reading material on business intelligence.

This manual is designed to give you hands on training on the subject of business intelligence gathering. You'll find sources of information, example reports and checklists that will make the collection of business intelligence data a very easy and simple process. With NAIS certificate of completion offered in Business Intelligence Gathering. $35.00


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