As the Industry Evolves, What's Next for Digital Shops?

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As the Industry Evolves, What's Next for Digital Shops?

As we begin 2019, what are digital shops facing, and what will tomorrow bring? Here are the challenges, trends and innovations that industry leaders are seeing as design, UX and dev take a seat at the table in client organizations. Share your take with us, and add your thoughts to the mix.

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2019 Digital Services Outlook Survey

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2019 Digital Services Outlook Survey

Every year, there are digital shops that are having their best year ever. And some that are struggling and convinced the sky is falling. So what’s really going on? Share your take on the state of the industry, and hear what others are saying too.

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The Agile Human: Learn to Lead Yourself First

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The Agile Human: Learn to Lead Yourself First

Can Agile help you to become a better leader, spouse, parent and overall human? Dave Prior, Certified Scrum Trainer at LeadingAgile, and Mika Trottier, Partner Acceleration Lead at Shopify, say yes. Catch their first-hand account of running Agile experiments on themselves to better their work and home lives, and learn how you can do the same.

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5 Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid While Running a Digital Shop

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5 Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid While Running a Digital Shop

It takes cash to make your company run and grow, and to safeguard against surprises or setbacks. So how do you keep your cash flow strong? Jody Grunden, CEO and Co-founder of Summit CPA Group, shares tools and strategies to avoid five common cash flow mistakes. Learn how to stretch every dollar so you have access to your money when you need it.

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December Resource Roundup

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December Resource Roundup

December was short and sweet as many in the community broke away to enjoy the holidays and spend some well-deserved time with family and friends. If your New Year’s resolutions include getting a handle on resource management, creating a company wiki, reaching Inbox Zero or calming your monkey-mind with meditation, there are lots of great recommendations. To: you. From: The Community. Thanks to everyone who contributed with suggestions and insights. Happy New Year everyone!

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Conscious Leadership & A High-Performing Team

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Conscious Leadership & A High-Performing Team

At work, we often enjoy one another’s friendship, but not a lot of attention is paid to the art of becoming a great team or a great leader. Traci Barrett, Co-Founder of Navigate the Journey, has some recommendations to remedy that. Working as a leadership and strategic consultant, she has helped leaders and teams to improve, and has proven recommendations to help others who would like to do the same.

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November Resource Roundup

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November Resource Roundup

This past month was all about the turkey talk, as the community traded ideas, solutions and recommendations. From our first-ever Women’s Leadership Camp, we’ve got an extra helping of business, leadership and culture reads, as well as podcasts and resources to spur diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in your workplace. Dig into this month’s resource roundup, a satisfying potluck of industry resources.

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2019 Schedule of Events

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2019 Schedule of Events

If you’re an alumni from years past, or just got back from your first Bureau event, you make this community possible. It’s an inspiration to see how you help one another every day. From suggesting a new approach to sharing a lead, your generosity is the energy that keeps us going. And if you haven’t attended a Bureau event yet, well, keep reading. Because you just found your people.

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October Resource Roundup

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October Resource Roundup

October was all treats, no tricks, as the community traded resources and tools online and in-person at Owner Camp Colorado. Much of the conversation focused on finding the right people and building successful teams, as well as tools and resources to make organizations run more smoothly and profitably.

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Help Shape 2019 with the Bureau Community Survey

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Help Shape 2019 with the Bureau Community Survey

The Bureau has always been about bringing people together, making the industry better and helping people excel in their roles and organizations. We love seeing people connecting and helping each other every day. And for everything we see, there is so much more we don’t. That’s why we’d like a few minutes of your time to help us make the Bureau the best it can be for you in 2019 and beyond.

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September Resource Roundup

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September Resource Roundup

This past month, Bureau alums were sharing tips and strategies covering everything from sales tools to speeding up proposals, increasing employee engagement and more. If you’ve been thinking of starting up an apprentice program or beefing up your in-house training, there are several resources to help, plus some good reads on storytelling.

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Getting Started with Forecasting

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Getting Started with Forecasting

Many agencies struggle to get a grip on what the future holds. Without knowing what tomorrow will bring, it’s easy to make poor decisions or suffer course corrects. What if you could predict the future using data you already have or can begin gathering? With forecasting, you can. Once mastered, forecasting unlocks a wide range of business insights. It’s something of a skeleton key that can help you gain control of nearly every aspect of your business. Looking forward to our first-ever Forecasting Workshop, we caught up with Rob Harr, Vice President of Sparkbox and the workshop facilitator, for a quick intro on what forecasting is, why it’s a worthwhile investment and the basic steps to get started.

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Year-End Events Update

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Year-End Events Update

Fall is here, and it’s the perfect season to revisit goals and renew commitments to finish the year out strong. A few opportunities remain to connect with fellow digital professionals in 2018. Save on our first-ever Forecasting Workshop when you register by September 30, and save on Owner Summit before October 1.

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The Digital PM Summit 2018: TCB ⚡️

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The Digital PM Summit 2018: TCB ⚡️

We took care of business and crammed a lot into a few days, and that made for a great Digital PM Summit 2018. Huge thanks are in order for the speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who helped make this year’s event uniquely awesome. Read on to discover what made it so awesome and get a taste of what’s to come for the Digital PM Summit 2019 (which, yes, we’re already planning).

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August Resource Roundup

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August Resource Roundup

As summer slips away, digital shops and in-house teams are ramping up to make the most of the remaining months of the year. We're hearing great conversations on topics ranging from process to teams, business growth, finance and more. Here are the top tool and resource picks, recommended by the community. Have something to add? Get your must-haves/reads in the mix.

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Outsourcing HR to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

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Outsourcing HR to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

When your team is small, and your shop is growing, it seems there’s never enough time or people to do it all. As an owner, you may take on the lion’s share of admin tasks, managing everything from invoicing to payroll, HR and more. How do you know when it’s time to start handing things off? When it comes to things like payroll, HR and benefits, many shops turn to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization). Learn more about what a PEO is, and how it could help your business.

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Are You Missing Out on the R&D Tax Credit?

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Are You Missing Out on the R&D Tax Credit?

A lot of digital shops devote a good amount of time to R&D. Working on new code, new products or new processes not directly related to billable client work. Crafting solutions that don’t yet exist…trying, failing and trying some more…promoting a culture of learning and innovation along the lines of Google’s “20 percent time.” If this sounds like your business, Uncle Sam may have something extra for you come tax time.

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3 Weeks Until the Digital PM Summit

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3 Weeks Until the Digital PM Summit

In three short weeks, digital project managers from across the U.S. and beyond will converge in Memphis, TN for the sixth annual Digital PM Summit. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time. But don't wait too long! September 4 will be here before we know it.

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July Resource Roundup

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July Resource Roundup

Finding the right tools and resources can be tough. Luckily, we have the Bureau community to help us surface the latest and greatest, and remind us of industry classics. Here are recommendations shared in July. Let's go!

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