Economic Conditions in 2014 are looking up for both the overall US economy as well as small businesses. The Consumer Confidence Index has steadily improved since 2010. AV consultant Tom Stimson of The Stimson Group is forecasting industry growth in both AV Integration and Rental & Staging.
So 2014 looks promising. It’s time to invest in people, equipment, and marketing.
But… where will that investment come from?
Cost Reduction Strategy
Fortune 1000 companies are using a strategy of Saving To Grow to invest in growth areas in order to gain a competitive advantage over their peers. In 2014, these cost reductions will go towards growing sales vs. the 2009 cost reduction strategy of trying to survive.
While companies will use traditional cost reductions such as streamlining processes, reducing non-critical headcount, and reallocating spending, they are also looking at bigger strategic moves such as changing the business configuration, increasing integration, and outsourcing services.
So it’s more than just cutting costs. It’s technology and efficiency improvements that will free up funds AND help the business operate at a higher level.
Crew Differently And Save
At MertzCrew, we believe we can help on all fronts. We save our clients 15%-30% in administrative costs when they contract their AV crews with us. Our cloud-based service manages the crew’s contracts, insurance, and payments faster and more efficiently, making the crew happier and reducing your costs.
We also improve communications and reduce mistakes. Everyone always works from the same information that is accessible anywhere on any device. This is critical, especially when your clients finally approve the project just before the actual start date!
Finally, we can grow with you. We serve large national clients with projects all over the US. We also serve regional clients that execute a few projects each year. We can flex up or down depending on your needs at no additional cost to you.
Get Started Today!
Make sure sales growth is one of your highest 2014 priorities. And be sure to contact us so we can help you unlock savings to fund your sales plans AND improve your execution.