Trendsetter Barometer® Q4 2014 — Private company optimism the highest in nearly a decade despite hiring challenges

Trendsetter barometer

Heading into the new year, private-company executives are in good spirits. Revenue forecasts are up, along with optimism about the US economy. So is profitability, which remains at a high-water mark for private companies. But chronic difficulty in finding skilled workers threatens growth at these businesses, and the global economy continues to be watched carefully by them. Read our survey report to hear what else is on private companies' minds.

Survey highlights

at a glance
At a glance: Private companies feel upbeat heading into 2015
Private Companies economic sentiments
The most positive assessment of the US economy in years
Private Company growth expectations
Private companies’ revenue forecasts hold strong for 2015
PCS Hiring Trends
Help wanted, but planned rate of hiring – and wages – remain flat
Private Company international
Companies selling in emerging markets expect a third of their revenue to come from international sales