Welcome To The Stapleford Report
My name is John Stapleford. I am the President of Econ First, which is dedicated to providing affordable economic market research to small and medium size business.
Our analysis includes identifying your company’s specific business cycle, providing leading indicators for your sales, and compiling primary market area scans covering demographics, income, household spending, and the intensity of competition. We keep our prices low by using the plethora of free economic data now available on the Internet.
We have decades of experience in applied economic analysis of spatially defined markets. Examples of our research our found in our blog and Knowledge Library depository. Abstracts are available to free subscribers, and complete articles can be accessed through paid subscriptions.
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Startup Survival Rates ECON First believes that business success centers around knowing the economic and demographic characteristics of each unique primary market area. While business experience, insights and intuition are important, they are substantially advanced by hard data. Using Bureau of Census data, ECON First estimates business start-up survival rates. As the example below demonstrates, the data varies considerably by both state and major industry. AN EXAMPLE The most recent Census data on business dynamics ends in 2014. The following tables show five year survival rates as of 2014 for firms that started up in 2009, by the employment size of the firm at start-up. The first table...read more
ECON First believes that business success centers around knowing the economic and demographic characteristics of each unique primary market area. While business experience, insights and intuition are important, they are substantially advanced by hard data. ECON First recommends that businesses carefully track their monthly sales as a quick indicator of the state of demand in their primary market area. The bottom line is a simple graph. AN EXAMPLE Harold’s local trucking delivery service was unable to get a solid fix on the direction of its sales. After obtaining 10 years of monthly sales data from Harold, ECON First rapidly provided a straight forward method for the effective...read more
The Stapleford Report is published by Econ First and demonstrates the wide range of applied economic market research done by our company. Subscribe to our blog and Knowledge Library depository to read brief articles describing the various economic market research that is done. And register now for a FREE INITIAL MARKET SCAN for your business.