August 29–30, 2019
Harvest, 16 W. 22nd Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10010 (map)

Run Your Business So it Doesn’t Run You

Running a digital shop is hard. But you can either run your business or your business can run you. Take a deep dive into the financial and operations sides of your business, with two full-day workshops hosted over two days. Attend both workshops for $795.

Day 1 Workshop (August 29)

Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability with Summit CPA Group’s Jody Grunden

Day 2 Workshop (August 30)

Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with Sparkbox’s Rob Harr

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“REALLY great content. This is 5-7 figures in potential value—quite an ROI for agency leaders.”

— Karl Sakas, Sakas & Company

“Straight to the point with some real knowledge and implementable action steps.”

— Gabrijela Bošnjak, Productive

“Really great info. Probably the best I’ve been to.”

— Alex Roper, Paper Skeleton


Jody Grunden, Managing Member of  Summit CPA Group , Virtual CFO

Jody Grunden, Managing Member of Summit CPA Group, Virtual CFO

Day 1: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability

Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

What is forecasting and why do you need to do it? What are the key metrics driving that forecast? Learn why you should use a forecast as a guide for every business decision you make, i.e., expansion, acquisition, buyout and retirement.

What if you could pull a lever to improve your company’s performance? You can! Discover how to use those metrics as levers to lead your company to higher profitability.

How do you determine and measure your pipeline? Your pipeline metric (what you currently have under contract and what you have “in the works”) should not be forgotten as it can have a drastic impact on your revenue forecasting.

In addition, you’ll learn how and where to compare your metrics with those of others in the industry. Discover where you fall short and where your company has the most room for improvement.


“Rob and Jody were a 10.”

– Jay Owen, Design Extensions

“Incredibly useful information…Real-world examples that I feel like we could all benefit from hearing.”

– Ashley Pair, Fuel Made

“I am able to put some new processes into action for my team…A great blueprint for action.”

— Sarah Sime, Initiative


Rob Harr, VP of Operations at  Sparkbox

Rob Harr, VP of Operations at Sparkbox

Day 2: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Friday, August 30, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

“You won’t be in control of your business until you can accurately predict it.” One of Rob Harr’s early mentors and business advisors must have said that a thousand times during their time together—and it’s true. Join Rob for a deep dive into studio operations and forecasting. Take a guided tour through the good, the bad and the ugly, and uncover actionable strategies to help you take control of your business.

Get an inside look at how you can put forecasting at the heart of your business to improve project planning, cash flow, hiring, sales and more. Discover a relatively simple weekly cadence to implement (that doesn’t lose sight of your people), and dig into metrics to determine what you should track and what’s just noise. Before long, you’ll actually be in charge of your business.


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Hotel Options

Here are a few highly-rated hotel options that are walkable to the Harvest office:

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