Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We've developed a list of the questions we get asked most frequently. If your question is not covered here or you would like more information, feel free to call us at 866-863-9853 or send us your comments or inquiries.
What are the sources used in developing BizMiner reports?
What time period is covered in the reports?
Do the reports include information from public companies as well as private ones?
How are the reports delivered and what format are they in?
Does BizMiner have industry reports for other countries outside of the US?
Do you offer volume discounts or subscriptions?
Do you offer discounts to students?
What is your refund policy?
Raw data analyzed for BizMiner reports is sourced from an array of the nation's government and private statistical sources. None of these raw data sources creates the final measures reflected in BizMiner industry profiles. In total, BizMiner accesses over a billion sourced data points from eighteen million business operations. Historical data and BizMiner algorithms are used to inform and test projections for non-reporting firms.
More information on this topic can be found in the Resources section of the website: Technical Briefs - Our Data.
Reports contain content through the end of 2012q2. Our Industry Financial Profiles are available in three or five year versions and most other report series include three years of content.
View the free sample profiles to see specific dates covered in all of our report series. A report you purchase for your industry or area will include exactly the same measures, format, and years covered as the sample.
Yes, data from public and private firms are co-mingled in the reports.
Most of our reports are available in HTML, PDF, and CSV formats. Immediately after purchasing an online report, you are taken to your secure account page that’s automatically created on our site. Your account page displays icons for download options.
Use the HTML option to quickly view and print the report. The PDF option allows you to save the formatted report on your hard drive. (The PDF version takes about a minute to load.) The CSV option exports the raw data into a spreadsheet format such as excel.
Our Industry Financial, Micro-Firm Profit & Loss and Competitive Market Analyzer series also include a free custom benchmarking feature. From your account page, you can click on the “Inputs” link to display a blank template that allows to you to input individual company information.
Balance sheet, income statement and ratios will be auto‐calculated and displayed side-by-side against your industry peer group when you regenerate the report in any of the three formats.
Our databases cover only US firms and US operations of non-US firms. However, we have a large number of Canadian and other non-USA customers who use our databases as the "best available" statistics for detailed industry trend analysis and benchmarks for non-US industrialized countries.
BizMiner offers three unlimited access subscription options. If you use more than six reports per year, a subscription is your best deal! Follow the link for more information about our commercial subscriptions.
Yes, we offer an individual Student License that covers our most popular reporting series. Each student license is limited to use by the individual licensee only. Registration is limited to active students only.
Many universities currently license BizMiner content for use on a department or school wide basis though our Academic License. The Academic License offers unlimited educational access to five million reports.
We do not extend refunds or credits for purchases, including subscriptions. If you have questions about the content of any report series, we urge you to review the free samples provided throughout the selection process or on our products page. The samples display the precise measures that are included in every report in that specific series. You can also contact us by phone or email before making a purchase.