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Girl Scouts
(256) 543-8033
1507 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden, AL
 
Multi Media Advertising Agency
(256) 547-9816
108 Fountain Ave
Gadsden, AL
 
Allied Advertising Inc
(256) 547-3448
644 Walnut St
Gadsden, AL
 
Vector Marketing Corp
(256) 547-0026
229 Broad St
Gadsden, AL
 
Almeria - Classifieds
(256) 543-0323
3909 West Meighan Blvd
AL, AL
 
Michael Zinn
(256) 467-4742
213 N 3rdst
Gadsden, AL
 
Design Alternatives Llc
(256) 543-8770
420 Broad St
Gadsden, AL
 
Williams Glen Agency
(256) 543-1118
213c S 5th St
Gadsden, AL
 
Boys & Girls Club Of Northeast
(256) 492-3786
715 Raley St
Gadsden, AL
 
Willow Productions
(256) 546-3522
1504 Bellevue Dr
Gadsden, AL
 

3 Really Good Reasons to Invest in Market Research Now

By Anne Ramstetter Wenzel

Many small and home-based business owners wonder, "What is market research, and why should I spend time and money to do it?" 

Market research is investigating and carefully studying your customers, competitors and industry conditions. Below are the three major reasons your business would benefit from market research.

1) Market research tells you whether or not there's demand for your product or service. Even the most passionate of entrepreneurs will become disillusioned if few are interested in buying his or her goods or services. One obvious sign of demand is the presence of strong competition. But there is also "latent" demand, a strong, unmet need in the marketplace. This is where you can get creative! You (or a market researcher you hire) can interview or survey people or companies (or read the results of surveys conducted by others) to see if your product or service idea might fulfill an unmet in the market place.

Home office ink jet printers is an example of a market that didn't exist 20 years ago. Last week, I was interviewed by a Human Factor specialist from Ideo (www.ideo.com, Palo Alto, California) about my home office printing needs. While the information gathered from my interview will be used as input to help design the next generation ink jet printers for home office use, the pioneers in the industry had no current customers to interview. Good thing the ink jet industry pioneers didn't say, "Hmm, no one is using printers at home now, maybe it's not such a good idea..."

2) Market research answers the question, "What kind of person or company is most likely to buy my product or service?"

Knowing the demographic profile of your customer base allows you to more easily estimate the size of your market, using Census, trade association or other data. The knowledge also helps you make smarter marketing and advertising decisions.

Armed with your potential customer "demographic profile," you match the demographics of your potential customers with potential advertisers before you advertise. Most media companies (newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations) regularly conduct surveys so that they can provide up-to-date reader/viewer demographic information to their advertisers. For example, travel companies wanting to reach ecotourists (those that enjoy nature- and culture- based tourism) might want to advertise in the San Jose Mercury News' arts & enternatinment section (ecotourists are, on average, 35 - 54 years old, about 80% are college graduates, earn higher-than- average incomes, and prefer to travel as couples). The San Jose Mercury News arts & entertainment section is read by 63% of all married adults, and 71% of all adults with household incomes of $150,000 or more in Santa Clara county (see http://www.mercurynews.info/advertising/MN/INDEX.HTM for readers' demographic information for all the sections of The San Jose Mercury News).

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