How to Prepare for Holiday Resource Planning to Help Your Bottom Line

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...

The Only 25 Project Management, Accounting & Financial Terms You Need to Know

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. 

Free Tool: Easily Calculate the Cost of Hiring a Freelancer

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. 

Announcing Mavenlink Insights: BI Designed for Project Delivery Teams

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.

We are in San Francisco for Dreamforce 2015, are you?

What do Jessica Alba, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Goldie Hawn, and Mavenlink, have in common? 

Transform Your Workplace and Become the CEO of Your Own Destiny

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.

Q&A with Brant Cooper: Create New Value Through Continuous Learning

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.

Before You Market, Know Your Audience

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...

10 Steps for Better Change Management

In today’s turbulent times many organizations are experiencing change. The time comes when you realize that what got you to this point doesn’t work as well as it should. Competitive pressure, market dynamics, lost opportunities and many other factors drive companies and their brands into transition.

To help manage transition and the development of a new plan and strategy, we’ve listed a 10-step process to help you become the new you.

Identify the Catalyst

Describe the motivation for a new...

5 Elements for Creating a Powerful Company Vision

There is a variable that exists in every business venture but is often misunderstood or overlooked completely. A component that when activated and integrated into a strategic plan produces not only corporate alignment, but often a singular competitive edge and point of difference.

It's the Vision. It's a company's underlying, unique point of view and individual strategic perspective. It’s the answer to why the company acts the way it acts and it’s often the fuel that drives decisions and...

Change Your Employees' View of Change

The general thinking is that people don’t like change. In reality, humans are born loving change. Think about it … babies cry until you change them. Also, why do we take vacations? Because we want a change. We need to get out of our usual surroundings and see something new. In this case, change is a choice, and we like it.

But there is also a negative side to change, and that is when the change affects you personally and you didn’t see it coming. However, most of those changes that come “out...

Should You Hire or Contract Your Marketing Department?

Determining the right marketing needs for your organization requires a balance of different considerations: size, cost, and tacit industry knowledge. This is why it is often a difficult decision for marketing execs to find the precise solution for their department. Should you hire employees and bring them in-house, or use a specialized, independent workforce?