This time of year, it’s easy to be a little spooked by market research. But fear not! A SWOT analysis can help to dust off the cobwebs and chase away the dread.
Rain Making: The Professional’s Guide to Attracting New Clients by Ford Harding is written for anyone who wishes to bring in business, generate leads, and develop relationships that turn into profitable projects. In essence, this book—chock full of resources, research, and technique—is for anyone who wants to hone a marketing mentality, made accessible.
Seeing a public agency's budget information is one major step forward in positioning for RFPs, and it's well worth the effort to obtain them.
Journey mapping allows for a comprehensive view of client interaction with the firm, and using the technique opens up avenues for an informed approach to market research. In other words, it can be invaluable.
Focusing on client relations while on the job is a form of marketing. Get to know your clients as people, and your one-time project will open doors of opportunity.
Market research techniques—like conducting a feasibility study—can make a world of difference in ensuring future decisions for the firm are not just meditated, but based on real information.
Traditional planning sessions typically begin with previous years’ plans and budgets as a benchmark, but with the unpredictability of the past few years, should we rely on that information?Absolutely not! Getting your entire firm involved in market research is the key to planning for unpredictability.
Though punctuation is small, it leaves a big impression. Check up on your grammar habits and make sure you're writing correctly—in this case, specifically with the comma and apostrophe.
This National Tradesperson Day, we are especially grateful for the experts who make AEC weak spots shine. With the AEC industry's dangerous shortage, it's important that we spread the word, too: trades are anexcellent career choice, and we need them.
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