CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On
We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.
We're almost at the midpoint of 2016 … do you have a good idea how it is shaping up for your business?
In compiling the annual CE Pro 100 rankings of top-revenue integration firms, we also asked respondents to give us their takes and projections for this year’s challenges and opportunities. The wide-ranging replies and topics addressed appear to pretty accurately reflect the current state of the industry, whether you’re a company near the top of the CE Pro 100 or one that just opened the doors to doing business this year.
Not to serve up any spoilers, but you likely don’t need to be Sherlock to guess that continuing obstacles cover areas of personnel, business operations and competition; tech opportunities suggest 4K, home networking and security will deliver greater impact this year.
What’s working well for you, and where can you improve? Read on and see if your areas of focus align with what’s driving some of the industry’s most successful integrators.
Fighting the Competition & Internet
“Dealing with the DIY market to obtain these customers away from doing it themselves. We will market several YouTube videos that educate customers on what you can really do with a professional installation company installing your automation system vs. a DIY system that requires an app for this and an app for that. We will call our system offerings an APP manager for all of your automation needs.” — Buddy Hughes, Crown Audio Video