Selling products and services successfully is totally dependent on how the product or service —the brand— is perceived. Everything about the brand sends a message and creates an impression.
Your best product is your people. Delivering great work to your clients depends on the team that helps you get there. It's your job to keep them inspired and engaged. Luckily, there have been many great, famous leaders before us from whom we can borrow inspiration. Make a resolution to kick off your Monday meetings with one of these inspirational teamwork quotes each week of the year!
The holiday season is in full effect as we hover somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Businesses are not immune to the holiday stress that seems to spread over most people during the season. Some businesses are frantically preparing for holiday sales, increased demand, and a dramatic increase in revenue. Other companies, on the other hand, struggle to identify the best ways to leverage the holiday season to close deals at the year-end. To ease the pain of planning marketing...
Firm Replaced Basecamp, ClickTime, and Spreadsheets with Mavenlink.
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.
For many people, a new year means a new you. Use this January's new year timing as to set the stage all year for better time tracking.
Paid time off (PTO) has significant implications for any business generating revenue through billable hours. The biggest PTO implications come during peak vacation periods, when people take most of their time off. On paper it would be ideal if each employee takes an average of 1.8 days’ vacation per month. That would be easy to plan and forecast. You would have no problem estimating revenue and expenses per month.
In the reality, however, your employees probably take their time off in...
Never be the person in the office who has to Google your team's project and financial terms. Here is every project and financial management term you will ever need to use.
Today, the workforce has changed. People no longer go to offices and sit at desks. More and more often, they go to coffee shops, they sit at the kitchen counter, and sometimes they work from remote destinations while carrying their own personal hotspots. People, especially talented contractors and sub-contractors, work from all over. Your ability to deliver projects to clients depends on having a trusted network of talented individuals from all over, who want to work for you.
If you’re like most agencies, consulting firms, and professional services teams, you’re constantly working to improve margins, increase utilization rates, and accurately forecast future revenue. It’s a constant and complex challenge that technology has failed to solve… until now.
What do Jessica Alba, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Goldie Hawn, and Mavenlink, have in common?
We are proud to feature an interview with Maynard Webb, Chairman of the Board of Yahoo! Mr. Webb was featured on the television series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick, to discuss why he believes we need a new way to look at business, work and life.
In this exclusive interview, we talk with Brant Cooper, a business speaker, advisor and co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Entrepreneur. Brant provides insight on how service firms and small companies can apply the concept of Minimum Viable Product to continuously learn and improve through testing and experimentation.
In marketing there are rarely absolutes, but one thing is certain: the best marketing programs are those that know and speak to their audience with precision. Think about some of the most successful marketing programs. Nike's "Just Do It" and Apple's "Get a Mac" campaigns weren't just using slogans to grab attention, they were successful in identifying and changing the behavior of cultures and communities. Each had a very specific goal, right at the outset, to move the needle. They aimed to...