Interview

Expanding & Improving your Small Business with Consulting with Perez

”I really love Mavenlink. It's gotten me from being the young tech guy to the young technology professional; certainly a different tone.” - Mike Perez, Founder & Lead Consultant at Consulting with Perez

Q: Sean Crafts (Mavenlink Co-Founder) - Can you tell us a little about your business?

A: Mike Perez - Consulting with Perez strives to provide affordable websites and technology services to small businesses and non-profits. We concentrate on providing such businesses with CRM websites, Google Apps powered email, and consultation services at a low cost.

Q: Sean - How did you find Mavenlink?

A: Mike - Searching online for a project management suite.

Q: Sean - What pain points has Mavenlink solved for your business?

A: Mike - Mavenlink has been able to help my team better allocate time and helped us become more efficient in our collaboration efforts. In the last month alone, we've been able to hook more clients in and retain them now that we have an online space that has fostered productivity. There aren't many things I wish it could also solve as it’s addressed all of our needs, but the mobile app for iPad would certainly be the icing on the cake.

Q: Sean - What do your clients, consultants, and fellow co-workers say about Mavenlink?

A: Mike - Our clients say that Mavenlink is very clean, straight forward and to the point. Consultants and fellow co-workers say that Mavenlink has improved the way they work and the way they go about completing their work. It's helped get all the ideas of of their heads, off of a bunch of documents, and into a work space that other co-workers and consultants can comment and critique such ideas.

Q: Sean - Please explain the Results of using Mavenlink and Google Apps.

A: Mike - Using Mavenlink and Google Apps together has helped me stay on top of projects. With the way Mavenlink integrates into Google Apps, I don't miss deadlines and am always ahead of the game. I primarily utilize the integration into the Calendar. I don't use other Google products aside from those within the core suite of Google Apps.

Q: Sean - Anything else you want to tell us or features you’d like to see?

A: Mike - I really love Mavenlink. It's gotten me from being the young tech guy to the young technology professional; certainly a different tone. One thing that I feel would change the way I, and perhaps other people, use Mavenlink would be an extension/plugin depository and marketplace. Being as Mavenlink has its own API and Google Apps has its own API, it would be great for the regular users such as myself to be able to extend our core Mavenlink installation.

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