“How can we catch up by going slower?”
As an arts consultant, I hear this all the time from frustrated marketing professionals and executives. Equally frustrated board members do everything they can to improve the tools their administrators use, but it is rare to see an office with enough resources to compare with peer for profit groups. Shrinking budgets and cutbacks in staff following the economic downturn haven’t made the job any easier, but the demands have never been higher.
Venture is designed to drive the biggest change to the way arts organizations conduct online business since the first brave group registered a domain name.
Venture is designed to tackle those problems head-on.
Venture takes all the great things people love about social networking software, collaboration software, and community software and makes those work for the arts business.
The Venture Platform is the leading provider of integrated web and e-mail marketing solutions. With unmatched support alongside supreme quality and value, we’re opening up a whole new world for the way arts orgs improve marketing performance and build durable relationships with their community.
We combined the best features of open source content management platforms and purpose built applications to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology especially for the arts business – our business. When combined with our responsible business plan that leverages open source solutions to favor sustainability over blind profit margins, Venture will have the same impact on arts organizations that Henry Ford’s Model T had on the auto industry.
~Drew McManus; Founder and Principal, Venture Industries Online.
A responsible, sustainable business model is at the heart of our organization. Venture combines the best features of open source content management platforms and purpose built applications to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology. All of this conspires to give Venture the capacity to have the same impact on arts organizations that Henry Ford’s Model T had on the auto industry.
To that end, Venture’s sustainability only improves as additional users are added. Our business plan is designed around an economy of scale model that rejects the old out of sight, out of mind working relationship approach between developers and clients. Since Venture functions as a cloud based platform, it doesn’t matter if we have 1 or 100 users, ongoing maintenance and support demands increase at a fraction of the rate as capacity. And since the profit margins remain consistent, that means we’re able to redirect additional profit into keeping costs as null as possible while continuously improving and upgrading features and functionality.
All of this means that Venture users get to have their cake and eat it too (without paying an arm and leg for it). And that’s the way it should be; there’s no reason you should accept anything less.
From the New York Times to the Edmonton Globe and Mail.
Venture’s admin and user interface is designed by Drew McManus, the leading authority on arts organization websites. His work with performing arts web sites has been recognized in dozens of major media outlets and trade journals.
Support at every stage of your project.
Although we can provide a quote for direct project management, we still help all of our users evaluate and brainstorm ideas along with implementation at each step in the process.
Support channels go way beyond basic tech questions.
You won’t be wasting any of your precious time explaining to someone who doesn’t know ballet from Brahms why you need something to work a certain way.
No middle men here.
One of the real benefits of becoming a Venture user is direct access to all of our key members including our principal, Drew McManus.
Heatherstone provides software, database, management, and search engine marketing consulting services to businesses and professionals who prefer innovation to infrastructure.
We build websites for both new and established businesses alike and work with our clients to help them grow. We build more when more is needed and make sure that our clients can focus on their business growth, not where the site is hosted or when it’s time to renew a domain registration.
- Technology is supposed to solve bottlenecks, not cause them.
- Tactical, reactive tasks should be reduced, simplified, or routinized. This clears the deck for strategic action and thinking that makes work exciting and valuable.
- Simple systems, clear directions, and quick turnaround times create successful projects and products.
VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail service empowering small businesses to create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse also has an office in Boston, MA., the company has over 85,000 customers, and was ranked #1270 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list. In August 2008 the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) named VerticalResponse official subscription email provider for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Power and Ease of Use
1We’re not solely tech gurus, we’re experts in the field of performing arts. This allows us to provide features and functionality which meet the unique needs of arts groups via an intuitive user interface that provides tremendous control. No one out there knows better what arts professionals need which makes Venture the ultimate force multiplier for arts organizations.
Supreme Quality and Value
2Doing more with less isn’t what you need to hear right now. So Venture capitalizes on the very best of cutting edge proprietary and open source technology solutions and when combined with a responsible business model that favors sustainability over blind profit margins, we deliver a platform that will do for arts groups what Henry Ford’s Model T did for the auto industry.
3We take playing nice with others to heart so Venture has been designed to be infinitely extensible and will seamlessly interface with thousands of applications and every major browser (including iPhone and iPad). We constantly update our core functionality so users are assured that they can always take advantage of the latest and greatest online standards.
4We provide a safety net of telephone and online support solutions that keep you in touch with our experts to create an environment that bridges social, cultural, & generational divides. All of which offers Gen Y a way to work that’s second nature while providing more experienced employees an accessible way to connect so you can maximize Venture’s full potential.