The businesses that capitalize on the offseason to improve their processes and business are the ones that are the most successful.
(PRWEB) December 27, 2012
Great professional athletes are well known for having rigorous offseason workouts. For example, Larry Fitzgerald has a training camp that other attendees have described as brutal and a grind. But it helps make him physically and mentally one of the best wide receivers in football.
Many field service businesses are seasonal by nature, and, like professional athletes, they have a down period. Take, for example, a landscape management business in the northern US. Typically, they’re really busy from March through October, but their business slows in the other months. Unfortunately, many of these business owners don’t take advantage of this downtime to set them up for future success.
That is why David Crary, the founder of field service software company HindSite Software, recently released the eBook 10 Ways to Improve Your Business in the Offseason. In it, he describes ten simple things field service business owners can do to improve their businesses. Included in the book are how to set goals for the new season, how to create a plan to achieve those goals, how to create an effective, actionable marketing plan and how to rejuvenate so you can attack the next season with passion.
“We sell small service business software,” explains Crary, “so I’ve talked to a lot of field service business owners. The ones that capitalize on the offseason to improve their processes and business are the ones that are the most successful. I wanted to distill the information I learned in those conversations to help other owners develop small business growth strategies.”
The eBook, available at http://www.hindsitesoftware.com/10-ways-to-improve-your-business-in-the-offseason.cfm, clocks in at 63 pages and contains a wealth of knowledge learned by Crary over 30+ years of business ownership. And it doesn’t skip a tip that’s essential to growth: getting some rest and relaxation. Taking time away from your business is also beneficial to it.
“When I owned an irrigation business, I made sure I took time off to recharge my batteries," explains Crary. “Spend some time with your family, go to the Bahamas, or just take an afternoon off to read a book or watch TV. Whatever you do to rejuvenate will help get rid of some of the stress of owning a business, and ultimately help you be more successful in that business.”
This is the third eBook Crary has released. Other titles include 6 Rules for an Awesome Service Department and 6 Tips for a Website That Sells. All of them are available for free at http://www.hindsitesoftware.com.
About HindSite Software
HindSite Software has helped contractors better manage and grow their business with field service software since 2001. Designed by an irrigation contractor, HindSite assists service businesses with scheduling (e.g. dispatch software), contact management, field data collection (e.g. service management software), and invoicing in QuickBooks®, Sage Peachtree®, and Simply Accounting®. This paperless work order management software has been proven to increase efficiency and organization, meaning greater profit potential with less administrative time.