What is a personal research assistant?
Want to know the best price of a product? Or maybe which firm is best to supply it? Then a personal research assistant can help.
Finding the answer to those questions can sometimes appear a daunting task, not to mention a time-consuming one.
It’s also not something you’re likely to do every day of the week.
Updating software or introducing a new piece of software, for example, can deliver long-term savings to your business.
But if you’re unsure which solution is best for you, then a Pink Spaghetti personal research assistant will collate the relevant information before presenting it to you in an easy-to-understand format that enables a quick comparison.
Why is research important to your business?
As well as buying products or services, and using research to identify the most appropriate solutions, you’ll likely want to understand better the marketplace you operate in as a business.
Competitive analysis is a type of strategic research that monitors what your rivals are doing.
It can be particularly beneficial to carry out thorough competitor research when you reach key milestones, such as launching a new range.
That can help you to identify opportunities as well as maintaining an attractive and affordable offer to customers.
Who is selling what, to who, and at what price, is information with value.
You might not have the time to keep an eye on those developments, but we do.
Want reassurance that your team’s members are delivering the level of customer service that you insist on? Then we can also undertake mystery shopping and, if necessary, source appropriate training.
Key skills of a personal research assistant
To be most effective, a personal research assistant should be proficient at:
- Critical thinking
- Project management
- Statistical and graphical data analysis
- Planning and scheduling
- Using relevant and appropriate software to present findings
Benefits of hiring a personal research assistant
Working on a pay-as-you-go basis
You can call on the skills of a personal research assistant just for the time that you need one, allowing you to plan and budget accordingly for the additional help.
Research is work we do daily on behalf of clients that run and own a wide range of businesses. That means we’re fast and effective at finding the answers you need, saving you both time and money in the process.
Access to know-how
Our list of personal research assistants includes supply chain specialists with the insight and expertise to help you make a decision that suits both your individual business needs and budget.
Identifying opportunities in the marketplace
Comprehensive competitor research will not only highlight your company’s strengths and weaknesses compared to rivals, but also may discover new or emerging trends that you can make the most of.
How much does a personal research assistant charge?
£25-£30 per hour.
That price does not include VAT, which will be added by those franchisees that are VAT-registered.