Burkhardt Research Services has been delivering competitive intelligence and market research services to North American clients since 1999.
We literally "wrote the book" on managing competitive intelligence data (see below: Competitive Intelligence Workbook).
Come to us for research customized to your business needs. We develop and execute research and market analysis tailored to client requirements. Burkhardt Research Services provides an external perspective, research expertise, and a committed focus on competitive intelligence, market research, and market analysis.
We work with you, from our initial contact until your assignment is completed, to identify your needs, develop and implement a targeted research/analysis strategy, and present a final product that YOU will find useful. Our short- and long-term studies, market analysis, and final reports (and/or recommendations) help you to make sound business decisions. Don’t sidestep the need to assess your competitive market environment – keep the competitive edge!
A sampling of our track record includes longitudinal competitive intelligence in manufacturing, a national quantitative market research study quoted in a bill that made it to committee in the 110th Congress, public consultation studies, and reports read by all levels of industry.
Our reports available to the public include a 2007 Self-Employment Study and Surveys of Competitive Intelligence Practices and Perceptions conducted in 2002 and 2006. These studies are available to potential clients who contact us for more information.
BUSINESS PLANS AND ACADEMIC TRAINING
Our founder, Kim Burkhardt, MBA, has taught business at the university level and presents at conferences throughout North America (see our presentations list at the bottom of this page).
Ms. Burkhardt works with clients to develop or edit business plans.
In addition, she works individuals and groups to provide tailored academic-style training in competitive intelligence and self-employment (distance education).
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE WORKBOOK
Are you a business professional who needs to know what your competition is doing?
Could you benefit from a systematic method of monitoring the competition?
If so, this book is for you.
The Competitive Intelligence Workbook provides ready-made forms that guide the organization and presentation of information about the competitive business environment (60 forms in 9 sections). Further, information is introduced about where to locate available market data (other books specialize specifically in identifying information sources for researchers). Once information is organized within this book’s re-usable format, useful market analysis can be regularly updated, analyzed, and – most importantly – used for building market advantage.
A companion CD is provided with this publication. This CD has been created to make the forms in this book readily usable. Thus, the print copy of the book can be kept intact as a reference text while you ‘use’ the CD copies of each form.
The CD is designed for PC-compatible systems running Windows 95/98/ME/XP. There is no software installation required — all you need is an internet browser on your computer to use the CD — either Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator 4.0 - or above.
When you access the CD, you will find two types of available material. First, a complete HTML version of the print book can be accessed from the CD (including the introductory text about information sources). Secondly, you will find a usable, interactive version of all forms. The forms can be accessed in HTML (browser), RTF, Word, and Excel.
The CD forms can be used for creating your own presentation-ready forms. These forms can be copied or saved to disk (or your computer’s hard drive, floppy, etc.), edited to input your information (i.e., you can answer the questions on the forms), updated, printed, and/or electronically distributed to people within your firm.
The author, Kim Burkhardt, is an MBA who consults industry clients on competitive research and analysis. The clientele of Burkhardt Research Services come from U.S. and Canadian sectors that include health care, manufacturing, real estate, chemicals, technology, academia, and government.
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Burkhardt Research Services’ founder, Kim Burkhardt, conducts industry presentations throughout North America.
Ms. Burkhardt's public presentations are conducted for industry groups, trade associations, and academia.
March, 2010: "Reflections on the 2008 Presidential Campaign" - New York Institute of Technology's Vancouver Branch Campus, Vancouver, B.C.
April, 2007: “Before and After CI – Research Analysts Succeed in a Variety of Settings” – Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s Annual Conference, New York, NY
April, 2006: “You’ve Got CI Data – Now What?” – Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
April, 2006: “You Know the CI Question – Where’s the Answer?” – Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
February, 2006: “Competitor Profiling: What It Is, How to and How Not to Approach It” - Mount Baker Project Management Institute, Bellingham, WA
November, 2005: “Competitive Intelligence: Building a CI Framework from Start to Finish” - Puget Sound Business Intelligence Group, Seattle, WA
October, 2005: “Competitive Intelligence: Your Best Defense” – 8th Annual Business Conference (SBDC), Bellingham, WA
April, 2005: “Your Publishing Options: A Roadmap” – Association of Independent Information Professional’s Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ
May, 2004: “Value Added Packaging” – Association of Independent Information Professional’s Annual Conference, Austin, Texas
Fall, 2003: Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver Chapter)
Spring, 2003: Canadian Plastics Industry Association (Vancouver and Calgary)
May, 2002: “Competitive Intelligence in Review: Current Practices & Perceptions” – SLA Regional AGM, Vancouver, B.C.
January, 2002: "Competitive Intelligence and The Product Life Cycle" - Puget Sound Business Intelligence Group. Seattle, WA
October, 2001: Guest lecturer (competitive intelligence) – University of Texas, Austin (School of Information and Library Science)
October, 2001: Guest author (Competitive Intelligence Workbook)– Idaho State University, School of Marketing
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