Thursday, September 21st, 2017
How data science helped rule out hunches and opinions.Read More
Friday, September 8th, 2017
How Search Engine Data Helped a Pizza Parlor Find New CustomersRead More
Demand Meets Supply – Announcing...
Monday, July 10th, 2017
Demand meets supply. You’re probably having flashbacks to calculating equilibrium in Econ 101, but…Read More
Comparing Spending and Demand
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
At IdealSpot we speak a lot about how important understanding local demand is for your…Read More
Brick and mortar retail is NOT dead
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Brick and Mortar Retail is NOT Dead Seriously—it isn’t. Yes we are all seeing…Read More
How IdealSpot enables rapid market shifts
Friday, April 7th, 2017
As major anchor chains close stores across the country, smaller dependent retailers are…Read More
The Re-Emergence of Micro-Retailing
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Just read a great article by Virginia Postrel, on Bloomberg.com, on how Big-Box retailers…Read More
Choosing a great location for your new coffee...
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Let’s say you’ve developed a new coffee shop brand that is a direct competitor…Read More
Beyond Aesthetics: Visualizing Data
Friday, May 20th, 2016
When I encounter a new data set that I think may be useful to…Read More
How IdealSpot helped a developer contracted by...
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Lately, a number of developers have contacted us to help them identify the top…Read More
How to choose the ideal retail or restaurant...
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
A Simple 5 Step Process You’ve heard the advice before – location, location,…Read More
The Rise of the Machines
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
In the course of a normal day, we interact with learning machines several times….Read More
The Imitation Game
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
In my junior year of at the University of Texas, I took Dr. Valerie…Read More
The Science of Site Selection (Regression pt. 2)
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
In a previous post, we worked through the mechanics of linear regression. Today we…Read More
What 50 of the Best Restaurant Chains Are Doing...
Monday, October 5th, 2015
Sitting in a beautiful conference facility in Plano, TX, 50+ brands gathered for the…Read More
The Science of Site Selection: Understanding...
Monday, October 5th, 2015
As site selection grew into a more rigorous process, regression analysis emerged as a powerful…Read More
What Makes One of America’s Coolest Stores...
Monday, September 28th, 2015
Jewelry store? What adjectives come to your mind when you think of a jeweler?…Read More
What Isaac Newton knew about your trade area.
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Trade area analysis has changed dramatically in recent years and continues to evolve. The…Read More
Will He Walk Through Your Door?
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
It’s been weeks since the news dropped. Bob knew it was only a matter…Read More
Keep your friends close, and your competition...
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
When we talk to our clients, one of the most common questions they have…Read More
Is Your Credit Card Reader A Ticking Time Bomb?
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Data breach, identity protection, customer security – these are terms that never concerned business…Read More
Am I Measuring the Right Stuff?
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Business is like baseball; it is full of statistics. In baseball, batting averages and…Read More
IdealSpot Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North...
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
San Diego, CA — Red Herring today announced its Top 100 North America award winners…Read More
The ATX Restaurant 100
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
According to the 2015 Kauffman Index report, Austin,TX has unseated perennial favorites in the Bay Area…Read More
Two Kinds of Customers and the Curse of…
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Out of the hundreds of customers we have seen since we launched, we can…Read More
Is Wanting Your Customers’ Attention Weird?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Living in Austin, we are used to hearing the expression “Keep Austin Weird.” The…Read More
Radio Shack’s Empty Stores Are Risky...
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Many retailers – from Sprint and GameStop to TruFoods – are hoping to find success…Read More
INC.com: How IdealSpot Disrupted the Retail Site...
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Sam’s business was on a roll. He saw the trajectory of his growth and…Read More
How To Overcome a Poor Location, Intense...
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
When Dom Demarco got off the subway station on a Saturday night fifty years ago,…Read More
Buying a Franchise? Why You Need to Worry About...
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Danny Bone, who co-owns the two Austin Elevation Burger franchises with younger brother Dennis…Read More
Searching for Your Retail Location’s Trade...
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
John was brought in as the CEO for a business that was getting ready…Read More
Pricing, Value, and Salability
Monday, January 5th, 2015
Business Proverbs for Business Owners Pricing – If you’re not worried that you’re pricing…Read More
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