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Blacktop Creative Llc
(816) 221-1485
105 E 5TH St
Kansas City, MO

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BIGSHOT
(816) 471-1877
524 Walnut St., Ste. 340
Kansas City, MO
 
Two West Inc.
(816) 471-3255
514 W 26th St
Kansas City, MO

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Vision Teleproduction Inc.
(816) 756-0912
P.O. Box 411492
Kansas City, MO
 
Fuel Advertising & Design
(816) 842-4470
1627 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
 
Reality Media
(816) 268-7522
1125 Grand Blvd., Ste. 915
Kansas City, MO
 
impressLOCAL
(816) 234-4388
1729 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
 
Flourish Magazine
(913) 317-2828
200 Madison Ave.
Kansas City, MO
 
Two West, Inc.
(816) 471-3255
514 W. 26th St
Kansas City, MO
 
Indicia Design, Inc.
(816) 471-6200
1510 Prospect Ave., Ste. 100
Kansas City, MO
 
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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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