This guide was created to provide a starting point for conducting industry and market research.
Industry analysis can help you answer the following questions:
Also, industry surveys usually contain financial data and industry ratios.
Market analysis can help you answer the following questions:
Market research reports may also contain product and brand data (e.g. sales, shares) and consumer behavior/attitudes survey data.
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