Company Profiles

How did the world’s biggest companies get so big? And what makes some high flyers ultimately fail? Learn about business models, how companies are structured, and the ways major companies make money, handle competition, and build business empires.

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TikTok: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Popular
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Better Business Bureau: An Overview and How Its Ratings Work
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Companies Built On A Single Product
The Rise and Fall of WorldCom: Story of a Scandal
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The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks
Top 10 Largest Law Firms in the World
Trading House
Trading House: Definition, Benefits, Example
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What Are the Brands and Businesses of Beyoncé?
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What Are Some Examples of Just-In-Time Inventory Processes?
The Most Successful Corporations in the U.S.
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How the NFL Makes Money
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The NBA’s Business Model
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Case Studies of Successful Enterprise Resource Planning
How FIFA Makes Money
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5 Companies With Huge Free Cash Flow
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Incumbent: Definition, Meanings in Contexts, and Examples
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Export Trading Company (ETC)
SunEdison Solar
SunEdison: A Wall Street Boom-and-Bust Story
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Financial Characteristics of a Successful Company
StubHub's Top 5 Competitors in Ticket Reselling
Financial Graph
3 Secrets of Successful Companies
What Are the Most Famous Monopolies?
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Top 5 Companies Owned by Fender
How 3M Makes Money
8 Companies Raising the Minimum Wage
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Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
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How Coursera Makes Money
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How Quora Works and Makes Money
3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels
Who are ADP's Main Competitors?
How Charities Make Money
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How Credit Karma Makes Money
8 Companies That Had Good Intentions and Bad Outcomes
What Is the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)?
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National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC)
How Riskalyze's Risk Analysis Software Works
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What Is FINRA's Central Registration Depository (CRD)?
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How to Spot Recession-Resistant Companies
White Shoe Firm
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How Canopy Growth Makes Money
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How MGM Resorts Makes Money
Business Model
What is a Business Model with Types and Examples
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Why Is the Star Wars Franchise So Valuable?
Who Are ADT Corporation's Main Competitors?
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Lloyd's of London
5 Top Public Sector Companies in India
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Moody's Analytics
Baidu: What It Is, What It Does, History, Stock, Vs. Google
How Much Does the NCAA Make Off March Madness?
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Salad Oil Scandal
Andersen Effect
Andersen Effect
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Global Crossing
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The 5 Biggest Canadian Law Firms
SolarCity vs. First Solar: Fierce Competition in the Solar Power Market
6 Successful Companies That Are Employee-Owned
Indeed vs. LinkedIn: What's the Difference?