How to Have Exceptional Client Meetings: Introducing the Up Front Contract

Client meetings are incredibly important for your business' success. Without exceptional client relationships, it is nearly impossible to sell your product or service over a phone call or in a meeting. Many times, client meetings are disorganized and expectations are not made clear. If this is the case at your organization, it may be time to create Up Front Contracts.

The Future of Project Management: Software and Skills

In my article for CIO, “5 trends that will transform project management,” I covered the increasing need to focus on strategy, leveraging employee strengths over hierarchies, increased accountability, social responsibility, remote work and a greater emphasis on softer skills.

A Growth Strategy Guide for Scaling Your PSO

Professional services organizations (PSOs) are one of the most important teams within a growing organization. Traditionally known as the implementation arm of a technology company, PSOs can be a means to creating and sustaining terrific client relationships, or they can become bottlenecks in services delivery.

A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

Here’s what your day will look like if you become a project manager, from veteran project manager Sam Malik.

Selling Services: Align Your Marketing, Sales, and Professional Services Approach

Picture this: You work at a technology company experiencing tremendous growth. You run a services department. Sales are up, your team has lots to deliver, and marketing generates thousands of leads per month. The only catch? Clients are coming to you with projects you can’t deliver on — and the expectation you will.

2016 Marketing Agency Trends: Two Ebooks You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Mavenlink has partnered with HubSpot to bring your agency two new and exciting ebooks this year. These two ebooks will improve your approach to both clients and talent. Get the scoop on the 2016 marketing agency trends you can’t ignore with two quick downloads.

Why Hire an Expert?

Why is it important for business owners and entrepreneurs to hire experts to handle the things that they either don’t have time for or don’t understand?

  • To accelerate the time it takes to transform your vision into reality
  • Because applied knowledge is power – many people think knowledge is power but only when you do something with that knowledge does it have power. How many times have you seen a product in a store or advertised on TV or the radio and said – I thought of that 2 years ago – but...

The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Social Media in the Workplace

Social media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can be a great way for businesses to promote their brand and build customer loyalty. On the other hand, it exposes corporate networks to cyber security risks, especially when users don't use strong passwords.

Managing your Work with Visual Speech Therapy

”Mavenlink is an awesome work management software that allows our team to collaborate in real-time, track time and expenses, and it integrates with all the other applications we use. What's best is its SaaS and we don't have to download anything.” - Jeremy Glauser, Managing Partner at Visual Speech Therapy

Seamless Project Management and QuickBooks with Even Design

QuickBooks project management and flow streamlined in the best way. - Krystlyn Giedt, Executive Director of Everything We Do of Even Design ”Mavenlink is amazing. Its QuickBooks project management and flow streamlined in the best way.” - Krystlyn Giedt, Executive Director of Everything We Do of Even Design

4 Must Use Tools That Save Small Businesses Money & Time

[This is a guest post by Fred Spring, Co-Founder & CIO of 98 To Go. 98 To Go is an inbound marketing agency which creates optimized content for businesses on a consistent basis. This work gets results by attracting target customers and search engines so that organic traffic increases dramatically and then we help turn these additional visitors into leads by creating engaging calls-to-action.]

Project Management & Google Apps with My Office Assistant

”I am sure I could go on and on about how wonderful this project management program is. Thank you Mavenlink for making work life easier.” - Lee Drozak Owner & Chief Virtual Professional of My Office Assistant

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That’s One Sharp Mavenlink

One Sharp Design is a complete turn-key internet marketing business-to-business solution. Our studio specializes in everything from Web Design, Corporate Branding, Identity, SEO, Social Marketing, Analytics, and Optimization. Our process is highly detailed and client specific.

All in Good Time Zones with Konnessi

Between clients who regularly cross international waters for business and a fair share of globe-trotting employees, the mile-a-minute workdays at Konnessi often span time zones east and west of our headquarters in Providence, RI. We’d never get anywhere if we waited for everyone’s sleep schedules to synchronize, which is why we instead turned to the same tech tools that have helped us successfully brand and market products, increase our clients’ revenues, and spread tech-related news.

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Inspiring Small Business Lessons from NThreeQ Media

“Never, Never, Never Quit.” - Winston Churchill

I started my company in 2007 as a fresh 24-year-old MBA graduate who was undergoing thyroid testing for cancer. After the surgery proved that the growth was benign, I started thinking that at 24, my world could have easily and quickly changed – drastically.