Market research


Hit the phones

8:06PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  It is only by gaining market intelligence that you can make good decisions about your company.

Online dating service

8:51PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  Finding love or friendship online is becoming increasingly popular for a generation of people too busy to find partners on their own.

WA wealth surge highlights start-up opportunities

7:08PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  New data reveals an increasing number of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs are located in Western Australia, suggesting new opportunities for start-ups catering for the high-end market.

MySpace fate can be avoided with planning: analysts

6:56PM | Thursday, 30 June 2011 |  Savvy brands such as BlackBerry are taking decisive action to avoid falling into the trap of becoming obselete, say analysts.

Being an industry outsider

6:52PM | Friday, 10 June 2011 |  Frozen yoghurt business Wowcow recorded revenue in excess of $700,000 last financial year and just recently announced plans to become a nationwide franchise.

Android takes a bite out of Apple’s market share

5:09PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 |  The number of Android phones sold in Australia in the first three months of the year rose by 45%, according to new figures.

Mother’s Day spending subdued but daily deals to surge

5:46PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 |  Gift cards, coupons and daily deals are among the most popular ideas for Mother’s Day this year, as value-driven consumers reign in their spending after splurging on luxurious gifts in 2010.

Take some hints from sales gurus

3:53PM | Tuesday, 29 March 2011 |  Late last week I told you to keep spending time trawling the internet for trends, news and good ideas, today, do some further reading.

Buying a franchise like house hunting: FCA

3:26PM | Tuesday, 29 March 2011 |  Potential franchisees should give as much diligence to investing into a franchise as they would a house, rather than merely attend an event, according to the industry’s peak body.

Research industry trends

3:02PM | Friday, 25 March 2011 |  This afternoon you are going to block out two hours of time, close the door to your office and start doing some serious research into industry and business trends.