Conduct Market Research

Starting a business can be risky. Understanding the risks and minimizing them through careful planning can improve your chances for success. Let’s take it one step at a time. Market research is the first item to address when planning a business. Having a clear idea of the market, customer base, and trends will allow you to start at an advantage. Arapahoe/ Douglas WORKS! offers custom workforce and business trend reports at no cost. For more information, visit Arapahoe/ Douglas WORKS! or view the documents below:

Things to Consider Before You Start Your Business(PDF, 66KB) 

Business Start Up Assistance(PDF, 27KB)

Consider the following to get a complete picture of your market:

  • Demand
  • Economic Indicators
  • Market Saturation
  • Market Size
  • Location
  • Pricing