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Ideas and stories that reflect on time and business.

Handmade: Knife Making in Brooklyn

I’m in awe whenever I come across a physical object that’s been made by hand. I’ll often pick up the piece and study it, like a work of art. It’s easy to forget to appreciate handicraft, especially if your days are spent building for the digital...

Don’t Take On That Project!

The following is a guest post by Edward Guttman, Director of User Experience at CodeStreet, LLC and Harvest customer. Ed has been honing his craft as a designer for close to 20 years, and here he shares his thought process behind deciding which...

Dial Input

Recently my wife bought a new microwave for our apartment, and it has a dial for inputting time. This is more-or-less what it looks like: See that big circular dial on the right panel? That’s how you put in time. Turn counter-clockwise and the time...

Made By Two: Illustrator + Industrial Designer = Business Plan

To help companies get on their feet, The Harvest New Founders Program gives one year’s subscription of Harvest time tracking service to a new company each month. Think you might be a good fit for our New Founders Program? Learn more and apply. Made...

Rubber House: Creative Projects That Generate Commercial Work

Brewing in the heart of Melbourne’s creative hub of Gertrude St Fitzroy is Rubber House, a fresh entry to Australia’s animation scene. Combining the talents of Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon, Rubber House is busy creating a unique and wild style of...

Beowulf Farms, Using iPhones to Track Time In the Field

Beowulf Farm trains and breeds horse in British Columbia, and co-owners Eric Denhoff and Karin MacMillan wrote us to let us know that since the industry standard equestrian billing software available was not up to snuff for them, they were using...

Streets United: Turning Extreme Pogo Stick Freestyling into a Viable Business

Like many good ideas, Streets United began as an inspiration over a few beers.  It has grown into a business that is a resource base for street sports, music, art, entertainment, and community programs.  We got to talk with the Streets United crew...

Coming Soon: Manage Retainers in Harvest

We have heard from many customers who need to track retainers in Harvest. You can invoice for a retainer today in Harvest – say, you invoice a client for $5,000. That works, but there’s no easy way to invoice the hours you worked, and draw from that...

La Grande Life: Revitalizing a Town by Sharing Resources

La Grande is a small rural community in Eastern Oregon struggling with city and state funding, school programs that are are getting cut, and a downtown that has been ghostly for years. We got to chat with Chris and Mike, the engine behind La Grande...

WPA-2010: Bringing Back Civic Participation

Our latest New Founders, WPA-2010, have looked back to the Depression era to make their own New Deal with the American public.  They are bringing back the WPA (Work Projects Administration) “because the government hasn’t,” and are opening two WPA...
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