A comprehensive global database of private companies and investors activities. Contains advanced searches for private companies, investors, and deals information (especially private equity and venture capital). Also great for news on emerging markets. An excellent resource for startups and entrepreneurship research. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).
Here you can find the overall costs of expenses like labor, rent, taxes, advertising, and insurance as averages for the industry, and as a percentage of your estimated sales. You'll probably want to choose "micro-firms" and then "startups."
Covers over 188 million global, public and private firms, with company and industry overviews, financials, and more. This platform was retired at the end of 2018. All data is now in the D&B Hoovers database. NOTE: Limits on downloads per year.
NOTE: This database will be down for system maintenance on March 26 from 9:00AM US Eastern Time until 9:00PM US Eastern Time. Access should be restored and operational afterwards.
US private company financials, information on private M&A deals, valuations, venture capital, private equity, etc. Over 800,000 US private companies profiled. Good for locating investors and competitive intelligence. NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email. Use of this database is for academic purposes only.