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Market Size/Trends

Adapted from content excerpted from the American Express® OPEN Small Business Network


This section defines the total market size as well as the slice of the market your business will target. Use numbers as well as trend information to make a case for a viable current market and its growth potential.

After you define the total market, create a description of your target market by using geography, company size, business organization, lifestyle, sex, age, occupation, and other characteristics to describe the companies or consumers likely to buy your product or service. The Market Size Example provided might help.

Tips

  • When discussing any market size, be sure to talk about factors affecting market growth - industry trends, socioeconomic trends, government policy, population shifts, and the like. Show how these trends will have a positive or negative impact on your specific business.
  • Remember to cite all sources for your data. This will prove that you've done your homework, and will assure the reader of your plan that your information comes from a reliable source. Also, state the credentials of the people providing this data. It is stronger to say "According to Acme Corp's market research study of the widget market..." than "A market researcher says..."



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Bette Daoust  |  June 23, 2016
Thanks for the great example of a marketing strategy statement, we have been able to use this as a template for our own statement. -Dr. Bette Daoust
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