If Mavenlink had a mascot, it would likely be Mike Rizzo. In addition to managing content creation and data through our marketing automation platform HubSpot, Mike’s unofficial job is also Mavenlink advocate. Most Mavens around the office know that Mike is the go-to guy for Maven gear and more. (Stickers? He’s got them. Mavenlink stationary? Done. Pens? Of course.) Having recently celebrated his one year anniversary here, we are excited to feature Mike as May's Maven (a Mayven, if you will).
While we wish every project could go off without a hitch, we are also big believers in pragmatism. Every project is going to run into a few roadblocks, like bugs, client changes, or tickets — all of which can impact scope and timeline.
Mavenlink Co-Founder and CCO Sean Crafts had the chance to sit down and pick the brain of entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah, the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Dharmesh’s personal resume is impressive; in addition to his work at HubSpot, he created a blog for software startups (OnStartups); has started and sold two other software companies; is an active member of the Boston entrepreneurial scene; and is an angel investor in over 30 startups.
Our first featured Maven was one of the earliest Mavenlink employees, Melissa. Today we’re meeting another original team member: Jeff! He works in our San Francisco office helping to create many of the powerful features seen in Mavenlink (most recently, he helped build our updated utilization report). Read on to learn more about Jeff and what he does here at Mavenlink!
Good utilization is the hallmark of a well-run agency or professional services team. When your team is consistently busy delivering work (and not so busy that they burn out), you can hire reliably and invest in your business.
Rate Cards are a powerful way to standardize project pricing and improve the efficiency of your team’s billable projects. Since we first launched this feature last year, we’ve been listening to feedback from Rate Card power users. Today, we are excited to share with you some new enhancements that make Rate Cards even more versatile.
In an effort to make the settings area for your Mavenlink projects more intuitive and even easier to get to, we’ve made a few recent improvements. Most notably? We’ve moved the gear icon to access your settings to a position that is more noticeable: right next to your project’s name.
Did you know the Mavenlink experience can be customized to your brand? Custom branding allows the Mavenlink interface to feel like an extension of your business. When your team members and clients collaborate inside the application, they’ll feel like they are using your application — not ours.
Custom branding allows you to:
- Prominently display your brand’s logo in the top left-hand corner of the navigation bar
- Change the color scheme of the Mavenlink interface to match your brand
- Add custom lin...
Your Mavenlink projects are home to so much information: your team, their hours, project tasks, shared files, etc. All that information means that good organization is a must for running your projects in Mavenlink, which is why we built Project Groups.
One size does not fit all. While we try and think of everything our customers may need and build it into our software, we understand that there are certain unique aspects every business must account for.