The PMPA Business Trends Report for January 2017 provides a statistical basis for the optimism that is sweeping our shops in this new year. With 81 shops reporting, our index reached its prior record high for January at 128, and is up almost 4% over the five year average for January, and up over 24% compared to December 2016. Read the full report to get the other indicators that make the case that you need to be actively growing and building your business in 2017.
Do not succumb to the temptation to reduce non-essential training and other support activities just so you can get shipments out the door. Continuous Improvement needs to happen every day-especially when your shop is busy!
And by the way, only 3% of our respondents were NOT optimistic about employment in the coming months. 97% certainly were.
Get the rest of the details here: January 2017 PMPA BT Report