Due Dilligence

Due Diligence When Buying Market Research and Analysis

Musings from my time in marketing and selling research and analyst services over the years…. I have heard my share of complaints from buyers over the years with them having been burnt on past report purchases which translated into reluctance in purchasing in the future. …

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What Do Recessions Mean for Market Research and Industry Analysis?

The industry analyst business makes its living providing guidance on where companies will find potential opportunities for products and services. Reports produced by analysts and market research firms generally conclude that “X” industry will grow as some % CAGR over Y number of years and …

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Challenging Conditions

Navigating Challenging Market Conditions, Thoughts for Analysts

Having issues navigating challenging market conditions that your coverage sectors are experiencing?   Inevitably markets slow, companies fail, conditions become challenging, industries contract and the firms who cover them from an analyst perspective are going to take a hit. Count on it. Should be common sense, …

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Business Process Alignment, Why it Matters in Analysis

To what extent does business process alignment factor into your firm’s operating strategy?  When you create topics for syndicated research studies are you considering revenue potential or are you fixated on just the subject matter?   Are you looking at the financial viability of the project …

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