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Conducting market research can be useful when entering a new market or launching a new product to ensure that you will be successful going forward. Here are some tips on getting the most out of the tie and money spent on research:

#1 Keep costs low

As a small business, you may not have the resources for a full blown study. Smaller focus groups can be just as productive and useful. There is no need to spend a large sum of money on research.

#2 Look at Existing Research

Many times, the research you are trying to find can already be found online through studies conducted by other people. By having some of your basic or common questions answered, you can focus on newer and more relevant problems.

#3 Take input of current customers

Although you are looking to a new direction, seeing what your current customers have to say about current products can help shape your future. This can be done online on mediums such as blogs or YouTube videos.

As a small business, being efficient in every aspect of the business is extremely important. Follow these steps to ensure that your market research process can be as useful as possible.