Research Services

Whether you’re writing a business plan, marketing plan, or researching your competition or your market, you’ve probably wondered just HOW and WHERE you can discover what you need to know.

Research is the heart of our business and we provide customized research to a diverse set of clients to help shape business plans, marketing plans, and inform business development. Our access to fee-based sources is one of the ways we can be successful in finding information you’ve often spent hours looking for.

Competitive Profiles  –  history, personnel, news stories, financial information, product line information, distribution channels, differentiation
Industry Profiles – industry trends,  products, consumer activities, statistics, key players, regulatory issues
Market Analysis – market size, market share, drivers, barriers
Government Funding & SBIRs – research government grant opportunities, procurement opportunities/GSA schedules, commercialization research
Fact Checking – checking of facts, sources, citations for businesses and presentations
Client & Customer leads – provide potential qualified leads for services or products

Sample projects and testimonials from a number of key industries.
CleanTech & Environment
Healthcare & Medical
Marketing & Communication
Technology & Computing

If your industry isn’t covered be sure to check out the  And that’s not all page and you’ll most likely find your industry mentioned.

Research Sources

Most of our secondary research is performed online but we don’t stop at the Internet. Bancroft Information Services maintains its own competitive edge by subscribing to robust, fee-based electronic services that provide access to hundreds of online electronic databases, not freely available via the Internet and touch on almost all aspects of global business and industry.

Dow Jones/Factiva –  Article & News Research
HighBeamBusiness  –  Article, Company & Industry Research
Hoovers (a D&B company)  – Company & Industry Research
IBISWorld – Industry Research
Lexis-Nexis – Company, Industry, Market Research & more
Profound (from – Market Research ‘slices’

For additional testimonials from clients and collaborators, along with a list of sectors served please review the What Clients Say section.