Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Finding Mid-sized Companies

A student came to the desk looking for small to mid-sized consulting firms in New York. Joe and I used Hoover’s to look up a larger firm that the student knew of (Deloitte), and from there we found the NAICS code for the industry. We went into Reference USA and using the code we were able to find a large number of consulting companies. The student was able to sort through these to find the smaller ones she needed. There may be more students coming to reference looking for information about smaller or mid-sized companies (rather than the largest ones) and the NAICS codes and Reference USA are good ways to find them.

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