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Will a new neighborhood be a good market for your business?

By Paul and Sarah Edwards

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Q: I've moved to a new town andwould like to start the same kind of business that I ran in myformer community. It's a sports-related business. How can Ifind out if people here are apt to be as good a market?

A: First, talk with people in theknow on the local sports scene. Get their thoughts about andreactions to what you want to do. Then conduct a survey with peoplewhom past experience has taught you would be likely customers foryour business.

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