13 Tips & Tricks to Maintain A Healthy Work Life Balance

Today, more and more workers find themselves filling non-traditional positions in the workplace. One of the most dramatic changes in the workforce of the 21st century is the increase in remote workers, stay-at-home workers, or workers who would consider themselves "always on call." It is harder today than ever to pull yourself away from work—thanks, in large part, to mobile technology. So, how do we manage to balance work and life today? 

11 Super Simple Productivity Hacks That Will Immediately Change Office Morale

Ever wonder how that one person in the office always manages to get things done without seeming too stressed or completely overwhelmed? It may be time to pick up some of their productivity hacks. There are multiple ways to enhance productivity in the workplace, this blog will discuss everything from tech gadgets that enhance productivity, to advice for stressed-out employees.

An Introductory, Three-Step Guide to Dealing with Difficult Clients

Clients — we love them. We need them. And sometimes when they ask for so much, we wonder, “Is this still worth it?” It’s important to always consider a client relationship as a partnership, and this implies equal value.

SMITH Automates Operations and Frees Up 400 Billable Hours with Mavenlink

SMITH is the leading agency delivering fully integrated digital commerce solutions for brands including Microsoft, AT&T, Cisco, and Honeywell. In 2012, following a merger, SMITH began looking for a solution that would help streamline operations. This was the start of the SMITH and Mavenlink relationship. 

50 Proven Project Management Techniques from 50 Leading PM Experts Today

With almost 12% growth expected in the project management field, 6.2 million jobs are expected be created by 2020 in the United States. Keeping pace with this, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of project intensive industries is expected to rise by 37%, elevating the PM profession to $5.8 trillion industry.[1] Trying to find top project managers and thought leaders with stellar PM advice to assist project teams with project planning and execution is critical...and it can be daunting.

The Surprising Truth About Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a major issue, especially at small to mid-sized companies where the cost of losing employees is a lot to bear. Retaining employees means ensuring their success within your organization, however they define their success.

The Four-Step Guide to Dealing with Difficult Customers

In 30 years of serving clients, I’ve seen all sorts of situations, from clients who communicate poorly to those who seemingly can’t be pleased.  Oftentimes, there were steps on my end I could take to make the situation better with any relationship. In this post, I’ll share with you the three core best practices I’ve learned for dealing with difficult customers.

How to Gain A Competitive Advantage with Customer Trust: 6 Simple Steps

Trust is critical in any client-provider relationship. Your clients should be able to trust your quality of work, ease of communication, and that you can deliver what you promise. Not to mention, customer trust is an ideal way to gain a competitive advantage over your market.

What Collaboration Tool is Best for Your Business?

In reality, collaboration means different things to different organizations and people. The way your employees collaborate entirely depends on your business model. It's time to learn what collaboration tools are best suited for your success.

How to Measure Project Margin at Completion

In our most recent Ebook, The Five Most Critical Project Metrics, we have shared the best practices surrounding how to measure the most important metrics for services businesses. In this blog, we will dive into the first metric, Project Margin at Completion and how to calculate it for your business.