St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) February 16, 2014
According to a comprehensive report recently released by HindSite Software, green industry businesses have high expectations for 2014. In fact, 93% of respondents expect to grow their revenue in 2014, up from 75% the previous year. The economy isn’t as worrisome as in the past, either, as just 4% expect the economy to worsen, while 48% expect improvement.
That’s not to say green industry businesses don’t have issues. Marketing continues to be a thorn in the side of a typical green industry business, as 29% indicated it’s an area in need of improvement, followed by attracting and retaining employees and inefficient operations.
These findings are reported in the 2014 Green Industry Benchmark Report recently released by field service software vendor, HindSite Software. The report is the culmination of a month-long surveying effort that reflects the opinions of hundreds of business owners and managers who provide services ranging from landscaping and irrigation maintenance and installation to mowing, fertilizing and snow removal. This is the second year HindSite has released a Green Industry Benchmark Report.
“We serve a lot of green industry businesses, and they consistently ask us how they compare to other customers, “ explained HindSite’s marketing manager, Chad Reinholz. “The Green Industry Benchmark Report helps them see how they compare to their peers.”
Among the key findings:
This year’s Green Industry Benchmark Report also includes a new human resources section. It covers typical health benefits, employee pay, resources about how to find good applicants and goal-setting practices.
“We’ve been seeing revenue growth in the green industry for the last two years, but hiring growth really started to happen last year,” Reinholz said. “We expected human resources to be a significant area of interest for green industry businesses this year, and decided to grow our report to help green businesses understand human resources trends.”
The Green Industry Benchmark Report is available free at http://www.hindsitesoftware.com/2014-green-industry-benchmark-report.cfm.
About HindSite Software
HindSite Software has helped green industry contractors better manage and grow their business with field service management software since 2001. Initially designed as irrigation business software, HindSite today assists service businesses with scheduling and billing (e.g quickbooks scheduling software), contact management, field data collection, and invoicing in QuickBooks® and Sage . This paperless field service management software has been proven to increase efficiency and organization, meaning greater profit potential with less administrative time.