Research Gets Easier, But Harder – J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Dec. 2, 2018 When you’ve been in a field for 40 years, things change, a lot. The market research field has changed drastically since I began in 1977. Back then, I worked for a small privately owned market research publisher on Long Island, NY. I started as an analyst, working my way up to Division […]

Chambers of Commerce – Valuable Tools For Small Business – J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Nov. 19, 2018 One valuable source of information and advice for small businesses and start-ups is the local Chamber of Commerce. These offices provide lots of information on starting and growing a business, as well as consulting advice, peer feedback, networking, and seminars and workshops covering specific topics. Many times, the chamber will invite local […]

Before Buying A Franchise, Do Your Homework – J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Nov. 19, 2018 Many people today are looking for alternative careers and a way to become their own boss. But, they don’t want to start a business from scratch and seek a tested and proven system with a track record. Franchises can meet this need. However, reality check…franchises do fail sometimes, and it’s not always […]