An In Depth Look At The Next Gen ShootQ w/ CEO Adam Fried

You know what one of my favorite emails that I get every single week is?

It’s the email telling me that a client has just booked with me and my team. Then a few minutes later I get a second email with their retainer payment, then another that they’ve signed the contract. The best part about these emails is that I can be off spending time with my kids, or my wife, or working on other parts of my business while an automated system takes care of my new leads and clients.

Adam Fried is the owner of ShootQ, having acquired the software company within the past year. In this episode he shares his vision for how he and his team are revamping ShootQ to make it the very best studio management software on the market.

My teams and I have been using ShootQ to manage our clients and workflows for the past ten years and I absolutely love it. This is one of those rare pieces of software that actually frees me up entirely to focus on the things I want to, like creating amazing films for my clients. That said, as much as I love the software, there were certainly more than a few pain points and complexities in the program.

Adam basically checked off each of my concerns one by one, and it seems like pretty much every gripe I had has been addressed, and improved upon. While we’ll have to wait until the end of Q1 2017 to get our hands on it, I have a feeling that this new version of ShootQ might just be one of my favorite tools that helps me run my businesses successfully.

What do you use to handle your leads, clients and team? Do you find yourself feeling like sometimes your business is running you rather than the other way around? What are some of the business tasks that you just can’t stand doing? Leave a comment and let us know!


*Adam has been generous enough to provide a discount link for everyone on the Studio Sherpas email list when the new software is released in a couple of months, so be sure to sign up now!*


In this episode:
- How automating your client and studio management can help grow your business in ways you probably don’t realize yet
- The power of actually listening to your clients, and how that will affect your product
- A complete rundown of the top new features of the revamped ShootQ

 
Quotes:
“I realized quickly that if we’re going to set ShootQ up for the next ten years, we’re going to have to redesign this whole system from the ground up” [9:55]

“We’re working on making a much more modern system, and that means it just has to flow easier. So we’re listening to the users, we’re seeing what they’re frustrated with, and we’re going to take care of that in the next gen system.” [13:06]


Links:
ShootQ
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