Due Diligence Resources – General Due Diligence

The resources below are a great place to start doing due diligence on opportunities or people that you may get involved with. While the list is not all encompassing, we will be adding new resources to list so you have the most up to date resources available. If you are looking for a specific resource, please send us a request and we are happy to add it for you.

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Disclaimer: Do not assume that a person listed in any of the databases found below is the person you are looking for without confirming additional information first.

Database People Search Sites

ZabaSearch    DirtSearch    PeopleFinder

Corporation Commissions
Used to verify business entities and additional entities who may be associated with the business name.

Alabama    Alaska     Arizona        Arkansas      California       Colorado             Connecticut
Delaware   Florida   Georgia    Hawaii    Idaho      Illinois      Indiana   Kansas    Kentucky      Louisiana    Maine                  Maryland             Massachusetts   Michigan  Minnesota          Mississippi    Missouri      Montana     Nebraska     Nevada    New Hampshire   New Jersey        New Mexico    New York          North Carolina   North Dakota     Ohio   Oklahoma    Oregon           Pennsylvania   Rhode Island      South Carolina   South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas     Utah     Vermont      Virginia                 Washington     West Virginia  Wisconsin   Wyoming

Fictitious Buisiness Names 
Used to verify the DBA of a business. (Additional resources will be added upon request)


Federal Court Records
Court information for all US district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records

Non-Profit Verification

IRS EO CHECK                Guide Star

Securities and Exchange Commissions
Searchable databases for SEC violations, Cease and Desist orders

S.E.C.    Investment Adviser Public Disclosure
Standford Class Action Clearinghouse      FINRA

State Public Criminal Records
Some states/agencies require requests by mail and may charge a fee. Some states/agencies have restrictions on releasing information and will not release information to third party individuals. In these cases, search for information within the agency in which the record originated.

Alabama      Alaska      Arizona    Arkansas     California    Colorado    Connecticut  Delaware   Florida   Georgia        Hawaii                 Idaho   Illinois   Indiana   Kansas  Kentucky      Louisiana    Maine   Maryland     Massachusetts   Michigan   Minnesota          Mississippi    Missouri      Montana  Nebraska  Nevada (pdf)       New Hampshire (pdf)   New Jersey    New Mexico                         New York          North Carolina   North Dakota     Ohio   Oklahoma    Oregon   Pennsylvania     Rhode Island      South Carolina   South Dakota   Tennessee    Texas   Utah   Vermont   Virginia   Washington    West Virginia Wisconsin   Wyoming

Peer Review Sites
You can also search for the individual Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Yahoo, MySpace, ebay, and other social media sites for feedback and customer interaction.

Ripoff Report        Yelp      Angies List 

Glass Door (employee reviews)

Property/Address Search
For property and address searches, determine what county the address is located in and search for the county assessor website. Most assessor websites  allow you to search for an address and give you the owner’s name and owner history. Some sites may charge a fee for the search. (Links to various counties will be added in the future.)

College Degree Verification

National Student Clearinghouse

Import Export Information


Business Financial Standing

Dun & Bradstreet

Note: While most of the resources are free to use and are public information, some of the sites may charge you a fee and require registration to use.

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