34 min

Research, Research, Research - SB009 Small Biz 101 Podcast

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 8) Now that you know what business you would like to start, Should you make the leap into small business ownership? Make sure you've done all of your research before making this decision.  Whether you are in the process of deciding on your business idea or have already made the decision and are working on the market research section of your business plan, follow along for a variety of resources for beginning your search. Three Areas to Explore: The Industry The Competition The Clients/Customers Sources of Information: Industry groups and associations Industry publications, articles, and newsletters/blogs Industry conferences Visit the competition and evaluate - Online and In-person Local Chamber of Commerce Marketresearch.com Census.gov USA.gov Local library Connect with someone already successful in the business Share idea and get feedback from supportive friends, family, and colleagues Develop list of potential customers and survey: Online, phone, email surveys Focus group Free eBook: Passion to Prosperity: Finding Your Ideal Side Business If you would like more information about how to find your ideal small business, please help yourself to a free copy of my eBook: "Passion to Prosperity: Finding Your Ideal Side Business". Although it was written with side businesses in mind, the process for determining your own small business is very much the same. Ask Your Questions or Share Your Feedback In the comments section of these show notes. At the Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Facebook Page By email at smallbiz101podcast@gmail.com Please Connect with Me At my business website, Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Join the Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Facebook Page Connect with me on Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 8) Now that you know what business you would like to start, Should you make the leap into small business ownership? Make sure you've done all of your research before making this decision.  Whether you are in the process of deciding on your business idea or have already made the decision and are working on the market research section of your business plan, follow along for a variety of resources for beginning your search. Three Areas to Explore: The Industry The Competition The Clients/Customers Sources of Information: Industry groups and associations Industry publications, articles, and newsletters/blogs Industry conferences Visit the competition and evaluate - Online and In-person Local Chamber of Commerce Marketresearch.com Census.gov USA.gov Local library Connect with someone already successful in the business Share idea and get feedback from supportive friends, family, and colleagues Develop list of potential customers and survey: Online, phone, email surveys Focus group Free eBook: Passion to Prosperity: Finding Your Ideal Side Business If you would like more information about how to find your ideal small business, please help yourself to a free copy of my eBook: "Passion to Prosperity: Finding Your Ideal Side Business". Although it was written with side businesses in mind, the process for determining your own small business is very much the same. Ask Your Questions or Share Your Feedback In the comments section of these show notes. At the Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Facebook Page By email at smallbiz101podcast@gmail.com Please Connect with Me At my business website, Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Join the Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching Facebook Page Connect with me on Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes

34 min