Role of Market Research In Successful Business Launch

Market research is a very important aspect for businesses to thrive in, especially in today’s world of cut-throat competition. Most businesses enjoy long-term success with owners carrying out regular market research to keep tabs on their target clientele, spot consumer pain points and identify competitors

For many businesses, market research is an essential tool to create marketing strategy by providing a foundation based on facts to estimate sales and, in turn, profitability. It can be the difference between making wise decisions that drive a successful business and poor decisions that push it towards failure. Market research is also the best way entrepreneurs can monitor market trends and achieve a competitive edge by scaling up business opportunities.

The competitive environment that a business faces is becoming increasingly challenging. It can be safely assumed that competitors, too, are carrying out their own research to gain advantage over their competitors—you! That may be the best reason why market research is vital for the growth strategy of a business.

Market research can be done at different stages of a business—from pre-launch to several times afterwards. For a better understanding of the marketplace from the beginning, it allows creation of a strong strategy and helps establish and expand a brand into a better one than the competition.

Demystifying Market Research

Market research gives the true picture of a business and its marketplace. For instance, an entrepreneur can clearly see how his business is viewed compared to competitors and study what they are doing to woo customers.

It enables one to determine who and where the customers are and which customers may engage with his business. Moreover, market research also gives one the chance to ask those customers who do not want to buy his products, “Why not?”

It can reveal how present and prospective customers view a current business and products and tell the entrepreneur whether he is meeting his customers’ needs. It can also help one come across opinions about his business and/or product potentials that he was not aware of. It helps entrepreneurs decide whether a new business idea or product will be accepted and whether customers will find it attractive—based on research of similar product performance in the marketplace.

It also allows them to float sensible product packaging and promotional decisions, as well as effective marketing messages. Market research is for all sizes of companies. One should adopt a certain research technique that fits his needs and budget.

Understanding Market Research

  1. Product development a continuous process: A business must develop and fine-tune its products or services that meet customers’ needs much before it is launched in the market
  2. Packaging & pricing of products: It is vital how one presents and packages one’s product for the company’s success
  3. Effective distribution methods: In a competitive market environment, being able to effectively reach a product or service to one’s customers makes all the difference between success and failure
  4. Build up a substantial customer base: It is very important to focus on promoting and advertising products and services to reach the target audience and market. Especially small businesses have to be creative in the use of public relations to reach potential customers
  5. Marketing plan to boost long-term success: To succeed, one needs to know where one is going. A marketing plan shows one how to put everything together in a comprehensive roadmap for marketing success

It may seem scary to an aspiring entrepreneur to launch a new business. But it should not be so! If business owners work hard while conducting market research, they can make sure they have all the information they need to make their new business a success.

Market research is essential since it allows entrepreneurs make informed decisions based on data. It helps them understand their target market, evaluate competitors, research industry trends, collect customer feedback and monitor their own performance to ensure their business has the best chances of thriving.

About the Author

Mr. Harish Jagtani, a philanthropist, visionary, businessman of Indian origin, currently based in Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 20 years now, is one of the most reputed business owners in the Indian diaspora as well as the entire expat business community in DRC. The business house caters to multiple domains, including but not limited to Domestic as well as International Air Cargo, real Estate and infrastructure development, healthcare, hospitality as well as CSR.

Coming from humble beginnings from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Harish Jagtani has come a long way in building this conglomerate with a strong and clear vision, sheer dedication and grit. Starting with a small job in sales, Mr. Harish Jagtani today is a proud and righteous owner of a fleet of airplanes and multiple businesses that cater to the basic and advanced needs of the people of Dem. Rep. of Congo in different sectors.

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