Startup Business Research Help

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Our business librarians offer free virtual market research appointments for anyone in the community!

Free market research assistance with a WCC Business Librarian is available for anyone at any stage of business.

Curious about current conditions in your industry? Need to explore your customer base by researching demographics of your potential location? Want to learn more about area competitors and their services/products?  Schedule time with an expert librarian who will assist you in diving into business databases to get this essential information!

Live Sessions:

One-on-one 30-minute virtual Startup Business Research Help sessions are offered on the first Thursday or Third Tuesday of every month.

Email Consultations:

  1. Fill out a Research Help Request Form.
  2. Include up to 3 specific market research questions.
  3. A librarian will respond to schedule an appointment, or will email a response within a few days with helpful links, reports, or resource recommendations.  Note: You will need to select a meeting date and time to submit the form even if you prefer an email-based consultation. This is helpful in case we need to set up a call to answer your question.

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