3 Strategies for Superior Live Event Crew Management

How do you make sure your event crew has the kind of experience with your company that makes them want to work with you again – and again?   The live events industry is small. Word travels fast. If you are dedicated to delivering quality productions for your clients, you need to attract the best…

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Event Staffing Plan

Wondering how staffing is done for an event? The best producers prioritize their crew and embrace new ways of doing things.   Event production is a hard game to play. The best planned budgets are thrown out the window. Well-intentioned deadlines go whizzing by. Last-minute compromises and costs are commonplace.   At the end of…

How can you prevent crew burnout?

Did you know that 1 in every 3 event professionals are suffering from mental health concerns and/or experiencing crew burnout? While news outlets are quick to report on the surprising rates of addiction and mental health issues in the musician and performing arts communities, what is often under-reported are the thousands of event professionals and…

How to turn on cost saving initiatives without turning off your customers

The main function of any business is to make money. Businesses that make money can serve their customers and industry better, whereas businesses that lose money typically aren’t in business for much longer. That’s why the “bottom line” is always of such great concern for companies of all shapes and sizes. Being set-up for long-term…

Are you selling on value or price? Ask yourself these 4 questions.

Why are some event companies better at selling their value than others? And how can event management software help? Sure, successful event and entertainment companies deliver great experiences, products and services, but they are ultimately driven by successful sales. And, successful sales are driven by a team who understands the exact value in what they’re…

How to use a crew app to fill open shifts and make better business decisions

A well-produced event can transform a simple day into a memorable lifelong experience. However, producing events that amaze is frankly, challenging. From concept design to execution, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of moving parts that must come together perfectly to create a successful (and profitable) event. One of the most important roles in the…

3 employee scheduling basics you should be reviewing constantly

We often hear this – event companies are using excel spreadsheets, Google docs, and multiple calendars for their employee scheduling processes as well as the overall tracking of their freelance staff or crew. Crew cannot clock in and out on-site and no internal labor management process integrates or provides reporting that floats back into accounting….