Running a creative business

Part 1 of this blog series recounted the beginning of our wider explorations into churn at Streamtime. User and Revenue Churn, which are essentially the rates at which either are being lost on a monthly basis, are key metrics for SaaS companies for obvious reasons. To spell it out for …

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Can we use our ‘magic 8 ball’ to predict Streamtime’s churn? And the million $ question – if we can predict it, can we reduce it!? We assembled a team …

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While money isn’t the be all and end all, (and I hate hearing that it makes the world go round) there’s no doubt that pricing your work properly is essential. …

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Here at Streamtime we want to make sure we meet your business needs – from knowing how much revenue your agency has to forecasting your potential income. In other words …

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“Hi, I’m a graphic designer” – BZZT! Let’s talk about introductions. As a professional, you’ll be making a lot of them to prospective employers, clients, and co-workers. It’s important that …

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We invited Andy Wright, ex-studio owner and Managing Director of Streamtime, to chat with Danielle and myself about how and why we’ve designed Streamtime for humans – not robots. Streamtime’s …

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There’s a saying. Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. Benjamin Franklin gave us that gem I think. But when it comes to trying to run a creative business, …

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tips for successful project management

To figure out how to create a successful project, you need to be somewhat of a jack of all trades. This is because there are many factors to consider, and …

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Priorities: The result of our first hackathon Priorities was born at Streamtime’s inaugural hackathon, which took place on 25-26 July 2018. We explored the idea of what a Kanban-style board …

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The story behind how we created Priorities 2 days, 9 people, 1 idea, 1 solution (kinda). We’ve just finished 2 days of hacking at Streamtime HQ. The result was “Priorities.” …

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You may have noticed that we recently launched some new plans. If not, you can see what they include, and how they compare here. Spoiler: If you’re looking for free …

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I’m Andy. If you’ve been following the story of Streamtime over the last couple of years, you may have seen or heard from me in my role as Co-Founder at …

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More and more agencies use freelancers. Around 43% of the workforce in the creative industry is already self-employed, and 35% (around 55 million) of the total workforce in the US. …

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Our lives are busier than ever before. We use a ton of apps to communicate with each other and are (almost) always on, especially if we work with people across …

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Whether you’re a freelancer or work in an agency, tracking your time may be a necessary evil. Equally, if you run your own studio, you may have to track your …

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Streamtime vs. Wrike Why do we need to over complicate things? Here’s 7 reasons why Streamtime could be a better alternative to Wrike. 1. Time Management, but not as you know it …

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As a designer, you often have clients needing designs urgently – whether for a last minute event, team function or simply for a change of date on a flyer. Tight …

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No two people are the same, so it stands to reason that no two peoples’ workflows are the same – even if the end goal is almost identical. Some people …

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We’ve all been there – we quote on a job and then the time it ends up taking is a lot longer than expected, meaning we don’t earn as much …

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Finding the right project management software to do your budgeting, estimating, time tracking, scheduling, invoicing etc…Geez, it can be hard work. Today more than ever there is an abundance of …

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Improve Cash Flow

In order to run a successful creative business you need to have a decent cash flow. Enter guest blogger, Peter Czapp, director at The Wow Company, a proactive accountancy practice that advises creative …

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alternative to harvest

Streamtime vs Harvest Let’s start treating  people like humans, not robots. 6 reasons why Streamtime is a great alternative to Harvest. 1. The future of timesheets Gone are the days of chasing people for …

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A hell of a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to create Streamtime. Guest blogger Melissa Baillache, shares one of the secret weapons behind the redesign.  Here at For The …

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Automation

Life hacks. We’re all looking for them. Ways to make our lives easier, quicker, smarter and more productive, but with less effort. It’s all about automation. The internet is awash …

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In our first blog, we shared the conclusions we came to after researching (and just generally thinking really hard about) project management. In our second blog, we talked about how …

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“I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.” — Alvy Singer …

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Iteration is easy. But starting again… that’s harder. You can’t fall back on the tried-and-true when the going gets tough. You’re climbing up onto the highwire without a safety net. …

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Streamtime Webinar

If you’re thinking there must be an easier way to manage your projects, come and join us for our next webinar. We’ll take you on guided tour of Streamtime, showing …

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Streamtime Webinar

In this month’s webinar, Lindsay and Becca took us through a typical workflow in Streamtime, which included creating and planning jobs, creating a quote from a job plan, and managing …

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At Streamtime we’ve turned timesheets on their head. Why? Because people kept telling us how much they hated them. There was so much rage! So we asked the people to vent …

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Streamtime Webinar

People of Streamtime, lend us your ears (and eyes)… We’re hosting a webinar to show you what’s what in Streamtime. We will lead you through an entire workflow and show you how …

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In the next blog in our comprehensive guide on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom takes a look at how one key user insight radically transformed the …

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Moving further into our guide, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at how you can boost your own productivity. If you’re the one in-charge of the business, you don’t have a huge amount …

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In the third of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at how to make your team productive – for everyone’s sake. …

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In our second blog in our Comprehensive Guide to Productive To Do Lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom explores just how important a sense of productivity is to the human condition. Last …

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We asked you to vent your rage, to tell us why timesheets suck and that’s exactly what Glenn Peters did. The winning response: Congratulations Glenn, an Apple Watch Sport will be winging its way …

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In this blog on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom takes a quick look at the history of to-do lists – and why they’re still loved today. …

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We asked you to vent your rage, to tell us why timesheets suck and that’s exactly what Sush Kelly did. The winning response: Congratulations Sush, an Apple Watch Sport will be winging its …

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You’ve probably already noticed. Streamtime is changing – and has changed, a lot over the past few weeks. We’ve heard from Aaron on the broader history of Streamtime and how …

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Very soon, we’re going to be waging a war against timesheets. We know why we’re fighting – but we’d love to hear how timesheets have wronged you.   Tweet @Streamtime using …

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It’s just what we do. We track time. We fuss over Gantt charts. We fret over worked hours versus quoted hours. But we hate it. Because it’s cumbersome, time-consuming and …

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Every studio has one, a creative diva, that Eyeore type that grumbles and moans about every task, hates whatever they are doing, yet doesn’t really do anything about it. Why …

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According to The Wow Company’s 2015 Benchpress Review of the UK’s independently-owned agencies, 47% have committed to strategic alliances with other agencies in the coming year. Forming relationships with someone …

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The rate you charge your clients is the most important calculation you can make for your business, as it plays a key role in your company’s profitability. At the recent …

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We’ve already shared our tips on pricing and how important that is to your profit. In the second part of our profitability series we are going to share some tips on the tools …

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One of the many highlights of the recent Jacky Winter Gives You The Business seminar in Sydney was a session with Bianca Bramham on Managing Client Expectations. Bianca had some great advice on how to …

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Every year our friends at The Wow Company run a survey so creative businesses in the UK can benchmark themselves against their peers. The results for the 2015 survey have been …

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We post about timesheets quite a bit around here, but here’s a slightly different take on timesheets from our friends at Floate. In his article for Dear Design Student, Ross Floate talks about …

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Getting staff to do timesheets is not always easy. JWT Brazil have an awesome way to reward their employees for completing their timesheets, by having an electronic lock on the beer fridge, that …

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The London Design Festival held last week had lots of interesting talks and exhibitions going on all around the city. One of the panels I attended was Co-Design and Collaboration, the …

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