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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The Value and Downsides of Agencies for Industry Analyst Firms

While there is wisdom for industry analysts firms to contract with 3rd party agencies for support on core functions the buyer has to first ask themselves whether or not the provider has any real track record in the field where they operate and how much money …

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