Are you considering building a remote team for your business? If so, you'll face a series of unique challenges. How do you create a sense of community within your remote team, and how do you ensure open communication. A united team is a productive team, but how do we achieve this?
January is here, which means it’s time to evaluate the year’s forecasted media trends. There have been many changes throughout the last year. Live video has grown, SEO kept changing, web design evolved even further, and User Experience continued to grow in importance....But what's next?
Networking is often an afterthought in business, and it’s understandable. To many networking means awkward conversations, but it can be so much more. If you want to continue to grow as a creative agency, you need to be networking, period.
As a project manager, it can be hard to truly disconnect during a vacation from work, but with some planning you can set your team up for success. While this could change with the size of your team, current projects, and your agency’s structure, it’s important to implement a plan because everyone needs time away from work - not working vacations.
Running an agency involves a variety of different tasks, one of them being handling clients who don't pay on time. It’s one of those difficult pieces of business people don’t often talk about, but today we're doing it.
Most growing agencies don’t have massive budgets to spend on promotion. That’s why planning and creativity are a must. Use these tips to get started:
There’s a crucial piece to your agency that you may be overlooking, and it’s within your sales team. Do you know if your team is selling the same specific information for your services? Explaining the right product specs? As your sales team begins to grow, it’s important to create a system to ensure the right information is being used, and it doesn’t need to be complicated.
Hands-off leadership is key to creating a strong, highly-functioning team. While it's a challenge, creating a culture built off of this principle is worth it. Your agency is growing, your teams are creating some amazing work, and you have new clients every month, but you’re barely hanging on. Each day is filled with meetings and check-ins, which means you don’t have time for the business development you want.
Growing your agency is the dream, but doing so is easier said than done. To help you out, we’ll share our best tips for finding and hiring the right team:
Deciding whether to niche your services or keep them generalized is not easy. Find out which one is right for your agency.