Modeling the story of every small business.
Enigma provides a single reliable source for all of the alternative small business data you need. Explore our rapidly expanding selection of data.
Premium AttributesUnique signals on small businesses.
Business Closures (Operating Status)
Employee Layoffs (WARN Act)
Construction Contractor Licenses
Standard, free data about a small business. Click on any attribute to learn more.
Enigma's unique identifier for the business entity.Learn MorePhone Numbers
A list of phone numbers associated with the matched business.Learn MoreRegistered Agents
A list of registered agent names wherein the business is designated to receive the service of a process related to a legal matter.Learn MoreNAICS 2-digit code
NAICS classification of the business at the 2-digit level.Learn MoreWebsite
A list of websites associated with the matched business.Learn MoreCorporate Structure
The legal structure under which the business is incorporated.Learn MoreFounded
Year of earliest incorporation date found in our sources.Learn MoreRegistrations
The states and corresponding registration dates for state-level corporate registrations found in Enigma’s data sources.Learn MoreAddresses
The various addresses for the business found in Enigma’s data sources.Learn MoreAliases
A list of aliases associated with the business.Learn MoreIndustry
High-level industry classification for the business.Learn MoreAssociated People
A list of related people and their relation to the matched business.Learn MoreEIN
Employee Identification Numbers is the Tax Identification Number associated to the company.Learn More
How we source our data
Delivering fresh, reliable small business data starts with sourcing the right raw data. We collect our data from thousands of public and proprietary sources, pulling from federal, state, and local government sources, including each state’s Secretary of State and professional licensing divisions, the SEC, IRS, and many more. We combine this data with proprietary information from the industry's best data companies and online data to map the digital footprint of a business.
How we model attributes
One of the biggest technical challenges we face is transforming the vast quantities of raw data we collect into trustworthy business attributes. We look at businesses from every angle—the people they employ, the locations where they operate, the vendors they work with, and the key events in their history. Our models incorporate the trustworthiness of each data source, as well as the strength of the connections between a business and related entities.
We’ve honed our data processing infrastructure to minimize latency, ensuring our data updates rapidly, stays as close to source truth as possible, and is precisely matched to a unique Enigma ID. This hyper-granular data model enables our data scientists to extract novel and predictive small business insights within days.
How we validate accuracy
To ensure the accuracy and freshness of our data, we use a unique hybrid approach that combines offline (official public records) and online (digitally collected) sources. This allows us to cover more businesses than any traditional source while providing the accuracy needed for cases that require regulatory scrutiny.
Official public records help us to understand how a business presents itself to regulators, delivering risk insight in cases where web-scraped, self-reported, or crowd-sourced records fail. Our proprietary entity resolution technology uses machine learning and deep industry knowledge to triangulate multiple online sources on the fly, reducing lag times and giving you a reliable and complete view of any small business, instantly.