Essay on Business Analysis of HydroCan

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Business Analysis of HydroCan

Overview
The company HydroCan is planning to launch a new type of lawn car product called “StaGreen”. They have hired a consulting group called “Stone Age Marketing Consultants” to create a marketing plan to launch there new product. They can’t decide between launching the product to the consumer market or the commercial market. So research is conducted on both markets to determine where the product should be marketed to.

The Product
The StaGreen is a chemical fertilizer created to improve your lawn but with a unique benefit that no other lawn care product has. The fertilizer reduces the need for manual watering on most types of grass by 40%.

The Consumer Market
The consumer lawn care market is a
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StaGreen will statistically reduce water usage by 1/2 and fertilizer usage by 1/3.

The apartment and office complex market are about 1/8 the size of the Golf course market. They also do not face the same pollution issues that Golf course owners face. They tend to purchase lawn care products in bulk because they are not used nearly as much as Golf courses.

Conclusion
The StaGreen product is torn between two options; the consumer market or the commercial market. Both markets have pro’s and con’s that can benefit the product and with the research collected the HydroCan company can come to a conclusion on which market is right for them.

Problem

The problem faced by HydroCan and Stone Age Marketing is in what market should StaGreen be promoted in? Should it be the consumer market? the commercial market? or both markets? That is the problem faced.

S.W.O.T

Strengths
- The option to market the product in the commercial market, the consumer market, or both markets
- StaGreen reduces the need for manual watering on most types of grass by 40%
- fertilization by 1/3 and water usage by ½

Weaknesses
- HydroCan management is strongly divided between marketing in commercial or consumer
- StaGreen is entering very competitive market (50% is already controlled by two companies)
- Tight on money expenses

Opportunities
- The consumer market is not a

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