Academic Announces Addition of New Publisher, Mind Commerce is pleased to announce that we have added a new, industry-leading publisher to our academic platform, Mind Commerce Publishing. Mind Commerce focuses on various sectors of the Telecommunications and Information Technology industries, including traditional telecom as well as wireless and Internet-based communications. Their coverage includes digital technologies, platforms and infrastructure for communications, applications, content and commerce.

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How to Use Market Research to Launch Your Clothing Line

Before launching any business, it’s imperative you do your research. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start small businesses fail within the first 18 months, a vast 80% don’t succeed. So, if you want to be a part of that successful 20%, you have to put together your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, business plan, and marketing plan – none of which can be done without reliable and professional market research.

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How to Stand Out During the Rise of Computerization

It is estimated by the year 2016 that 191,800 multipurpose industrial robots will be shipped out worldwide. With the addition of computerized automation and other technology to the mix, it should come as no surprise that millions of people have lost their jobs in the past 30 years. Oxford researchers say that 45% of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years. You also might not even need in the future because bold predictions say that by 2050 humans can fall in love with and marry robots.

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The Gap Between Real World Market Research & Course Curriculum

As an intern in the field of market research, I am learning what it is like to be in a career setting, as well as getting a feel for what market research truly entails and if it is where I see myself in the future. On a daily basis, I am putting into practice the information I’ve been learning in my marketing courses and applying it to my work. But, while researching information for a blog post, I noticed a gap between my life as a student and my life in the “real world.” The information I am being taught in my marketing courses does not always match the information industry leaders are saying out here in the working world.

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How to Manage Your Market Research Budget

Some of the most successful companies in a range of different industries have made their way to the top because of their marketing strategies. The decisions these industry leaders have made based on how they market their product have led to successful growth and popularity among consumers. To successfully implement these positive marketing strategies, these companies had to create a specific market research budget to ensure they had enough information to effectively promote their product to the world.

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Why Academic Institutions Need Market Research

Market research serves as a helpful tool and an integral part of education in academic institutions. Whether at a large public university or a small private college, all institutions of higher education use research products in a variety of ways. To understand how your institution can best utilize market research, you should analyze who will require access and how they will be using market research, as well as consider the benefits of using a syndicated market research solution. In this blog post, we'll share some of our insights into the benefits and best uses of market research by colleges and universities.

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The Advantages of's Profound Solution for Academic Institutions

Whether it's used by professors to educate the next generation of research, business and marketing professionals, or it's used to help offices of technology transfer and commercialization centers research and develop new products, academic institutions have a vital need for current and comprehensive market research. However, many traditional academic market research solutions do not offer the flexibility and diverse coverage necessary to accommodate the various needs of multiple departments within an institution.'s Profound solution is now being offered to the academic community in order to provide the capabilities and content needed to maximize institutions' budgets while providing the high-quality content that academia requires.

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How to Evaluate External Secondary Data

When utilizing secondary data to help make important marketing decisions, failing to check the reliability of that data could lead to inaccurate analyses and poor business decisions.

With today’s accessibility to data via the internet, anyone can publish anything from anywhere, so not everything posted online can be trusted. In order to ensure the accuracy and validity of any external secondary data, you should follow an evaluation process.  

Topics: Academic Market Research Strategy How To's Academic Announces Addition of Barnes Reports is excited to announce the addition of a new publisher, Barnes Reports, to our Academic platform. Over the years, Barnes Reports has earned a reputable name within the academic community, making them a valuable addition to our Academic content offering. Barnes Reports publishes cost-effective and timely studies on a variety of industries and consumer buying trends in both the United States and world markets, including the largest manufacturing, retail, wholesale and services industries.

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How to Manage Your Product During The Post-Market Phase

Focus groups and surveys are core pieces of a strategic marketing plan and market research, particularly during the post-market phase of starting your business and taking your product to market.  Managing your product during the post-market phase is just as important as every other step in the process of starting a new business.

In our case study, a proposed launch of a consumer culinary device called the Dynamic Ingredients Dispenser (DID), we discussed the benefits of drawing upon Market Research reports and methods to help with taking a product to market.

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