For Immediate Release

NPOA Launches Benchmarking Survey
And Offers Free Study to All Participants

NPOA has recently launched what many in the industry consider to be the most valuable of all industry surveys: The 2014-2015 Financial Benchmarking Survey. Published by NPOA, and sponsored by Ricoh-USA, the results of this survey will be made available FREE to all survey participants.

Benchmark coverThe publication that results from this survey, The 2014-2015 Financial Benchmarking Survey, will consist of more than 100 pages of financial data, including dozens of profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and key ratios - all of which can be used as ideal metrics for comparing the performance of your company against your peers.

Also included in the final study are P&Ls and Balance Sheets broken down by annual sales, profitability, franchise affiliation, and whether or not firms utilize outside sales representatives. Key ratios that highlight the differences between industry "Profit Leaders" and "Profit Laggards" are also provided in the final report.

The first 100 firms to participate in the survey will also receive personalized comparisons of their data against others in the industry. The survey is conducted under strict guidelines and all data is treated with complete confidentiality. Once forms have been verified for accuracy, all personal data is removed from the survey forms.

Firm Deadline Imposed - The deadline for participating in this survey is March 31, 2014 and is unlikely to be extended. "The final study is free to all participants," according to John Stewart, NPOA Executive Director. "Depending upon association membership status, this study will be priced between $165 - $240 when it is released in early May, and will be worth every penny," adds Stewart.

The process for participating is simple - Download the Benchmarking Survey Worksheet, complete it, and then visit the site listed at the end of the worksheet where you will enter your survey data. All you need is a set of 2013 year-end financial statements (P&L and Balance Sheet). It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the worksheet and less than 10 minutes to transfer the data electronically via the link provided on the worksheet.