Businesses and organizations use market research to answer questions, develop strategies, target audiences, and learn more about their competitors’ products and services. We are experts at helping our clients achieve their goals by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information specific to their business needs.
Here are some common ways our clients use market research:
- Test an idea: Before you spend money on an idea, test it to make sure it’s worth pursuing. Many of our clients have opted for a different direction after testing their target market. It can also serve as validation that you’re on the right track.
- Answer burning questions: Have you ever wondered why some people buy from you once and never come back? Or whether tweaking your product or service would cause more harm than good? We can get the answers to these burning questions.
- Strategic planning: You should never go into strategic planning saying “we hope…”, “we think…”, “we feel…”, “we assume…” You need to go into strategic planning knowing how your key stakeholders feel and what they think.
- Competitive Advantage: We all know how hard it can be to gain a competitive edge in today’s world. Market research allows you to stay ahead and identify your unique selling propositions.
- New Markets: If you’ve ever considered expanding into a new market, look before you leap and do your homework. Nobody likes to have a new location fail. It’s expensive and time consuming.
- Validation: Internal validation makes sure your employees are doing what you expect every time. External validation can prove to a grantor, funding source, or parent company that your location or program is performing in a certain way.
- Compensation and promotion: Some of our clients tie study results to manager bonuses so they are incentivized to perform well year round. It can also help in separating the rising stars in your organization from those that might be detracting from your brand.