Marketing Project I should be uploaded here. You should have been working on this project in previous modules and can connect to links below to assist in completion.
For purposes of this paper and the next portion of your marketing project, pretend that you will be opening one of the following businesses in your area:
- Food Truck Vendor
- Animal Sitting
- Bicycle Repair Shop
- Vintage Clothing Store
- Website Design
- Digital Moviemaking
- Recording Studio
- Wedding/Event Planner
- Early Childhood Center
- Adult Daycare Center
Be careful not to focus on describing your product, location, price, or promotion in this section of your paper. Rather, at this time, focus only on the marketing environment and the target market for your business.
Your paper should be divided into the following sections and address the following factors:
Marketing Environment Analysis:
What factors in the marketing environment impact your business? This discussion should include the following:
Regulatory â€“ What political/legislative/regulatory factors will impact your business? Are there licenses or permits that you need to obtain before starting the business? Are there specific laws or regulations with which you must comply?
Competitive â€“ Who are your competitors? What are their products, strengths, weaknesses, etc.? Is the market growing enough so there are enough customers for all players?
Economic â€“ What economic factors will affect your business? For example, poor economic conditions in your area may mean that your target customer has cut back on spending and wonâ€™t be as willing to pay as much for your products or services.
Technological â€“ What impact does technology have on your business? Technological developments may be specific to your business (such as new techniques), or there may be more generalized considerations, such as the development of the Internet as a distribution channel.
Social â€“ What social (or societal) factors influence your business, such as demographic trends within the target area, increasing social mobility, consumer opinions and trends, buying patterns, etc.?
Target Market Analysis:
Next, you will describe your target market in terms of the following:
- Demographics â€“ Is your market readily definable by characteristics your potential customers share such as age, income level, gender, marital status, income, etc?
- Geographic â€“ What is the geographic market for your business? Is it local? Regional? Are there areas of the geographic market that you feel would be better served by your business than another area?
- Psychographic â€“ These variable include such things as your customersâ€™ attitudes, beliefs and emotions. What factors will influence your customersâ€™ purchasing decision?
- Benefits Sought and Usage Rate â€“ Describe your marketâ€™s buying habits. For example, how do they spend their budgets or disposable income? When do they buy? How much? How often?
Your report should be a minimum of 4 pages long, not including a cover page and/or references. You should use 1â€ margins throughout as well as a 10-12 Times New Roman font or similar font.