17 Tips to Make 2017 a Success: A Short Guide for Timers
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again, where we work on resolutions both personally and professionally. To ensure you have a successful 2017, here are 17 quick tips about business and life to get you started. 1.       Develop a business plan As a business owner, you know where you want to be at the end of the year. January is a great time to sit down and plan how you will reach that vision. If you don’t already have a current business plan for the next few years, do some research and talk to the experts to make sure your business stays on the right path. 2.       Re-evaluate contract agreements Did you have something happen in 2016 and found out you weren’t covered? Either way, [ ... read more ]

Timer of the Month: Steve Reed at Reed Results
Our Timer of the Month is Steve Reed at Reed Results. Steve's ACTIVE Network Account Manager, Jordon Richards, recommended him for the Timer of the Month because of his amazing work at the U.S. Open Tri in Rockwall, Texas, where our employees were participating in our annual charity challenge run benefitting Kids in the Game. For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you may remember Steve’s sweet tent setup at that race. Q: Tell us a little about Reed Results. A: We are a small timing operation located in central Indiana, but have had the opportunity to time events in several states. Like a lot of timers, we got our start volunteering at races. As time progressed, our role expanded to include more timing-related [ ... read more ]

Introducing Brian Newsom, Our Newest Team Member
We’re so excited for you to meet Brian. As you’ll see, he’s going to fit right in around here. Though he earned a degree in Business Administration at The University of Texas at Arlington, focusing on Finance, and started his career in mortgage and commercial real estate, Brian, a lifelong athlete, found his calling in the endurance space in 2010. From his experience as a race director for Racing Systems and The Original Mud Run (where he gained experience with IPICO Race Timing Systems), he has been in the trenches and “making the doughnuts” at 4am on race days. Wearing many hats—such as business development, marketing, live TV spots, emcee, volunteer coordinator and festival designer, just to name [ ... read more ]

New Updates to ACTIVE Timing (and a webinar)
New Updates to ACTIVE Timing (and a webinar) ACTIVE Timing V1.7.6 now brings you even quicker race timing setup and a powerful result calculation system for triathlon events! In this release, ACTIVE Timing has been completely redesigned for timers to manage readers, race layout, and results, and monitor participants during the race. Our updates include: New reader management page Manage and review all your readers collectively from the convenience of one screen. Also. with V1.7.6, you can provide independent decoding function for Lite, Elite, or Super Elite readers. Visual and usability enhancements to race layout configuration- Support multisport event timing: swimming, cycling, and running.   Group [ ... read more ]

How One Race Grew to over 20,000 registrations and became an influencer
In case you missed the article in Endurance Sportswire this morning, Nicolas Stevens, our Senior Product Manager offered some awesome insight into how races become influencers. Below is a quick preview, for the full article visit Endurance Sportswire Take a look at the races and brands that inspire you, whether on social media, blogs, forums or simply industry chatter. What is it about these races and brands that has you paying such close attention? They are influencers. An influencer is a brand or a race making waves through innovation and proven results in their industry. You can tell which brands are influencers by the size of their following. What is their rate of recurring registrations? Do they have a [ ... read more ]

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