Making goals & headlines (business lessons from the world cup)

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., the Brazilian fútbol wonder boy, scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday in 2012. Now 22 and still in his formative years, Neymar has led his team to the World Cup quarterfinals.

But in the days following Brazil’s decisive 4-1 win over Cameroon, the news that reached further than Neymar’s obvious contributions to the victory was the fact that he was under investigation for displaying a line of clothing not sanctioned by the World Cup. While fans know him for his impossible goals and tricks and for his showmanship, the casual observer may remember Neymar most for his non-regulation underwear. Also facing potential fines, Neymar has more than his reputation at stake.

Not unlike the state and federal regulations for businesses, FIFA’s World Cup rules are extensive, complicated, and easy to break. At PayReel, we know the guidelines inside and out so that our clients can spend money on (and get in the news for) the things they want to, rather than for preventable errors.’

Business is a team sport. Together, we can win. GOOOOOOAAAALLLL!

PayReel’s clients, who are some of the biggest companies in the world, are constantly immersed in the chaos of producing multimedia content or executing live events. PayReel makes sure they have the right contractors at the right time in the right place, and that everyone gets paid properly. And, most importantly, they handle every last detail perfectly while making sure their clients think nothing of it, so they can get back to doing what they do best.

The [Entrepreneurial] Journey is the Destination

Twenty-five years in business makes for one heckuva journey—complete with more than a few dead ends and accidentally-delightful wrong turns. It has even included some awards (such as being named one of the top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch in 2014). That’s pretty fun. But you know what’s even more fun? Getting there.

Our favorite part of the judges’ selection criteria for our latest recognition was “exceptional entrepreneurial spirit.” That’s what sent Heidi McLean (company founder and president) on this path in the first place.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating PayReel’s journey from a basement office to the mountaintop (Golden pun intended) by following our upcoming series for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone with a dream and a sense of adventure.

Here’s our first tip: Sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss a single tip from Heidi’s 25 years’ experience.

About PayReel

PayReel’s clients, who are some of the biggest companies in the world, are constantly immersed in the chaos of producing multimedia content or executing live events. PayReel makes sure they have the right contractors at the right time in the right place, and that everyone gets paid properly. And, most importantly, they handle every last detail perfectly while making sure their clients think nothing of it, so they can get back to doing what they do best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PayReel Named one of Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch!

Pop some bubbly and indulge us while we share some great news with you. PayReel has been named one of the top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch in 2014!

Winners are selected by a panel of judges based on revenue growth, unique use of technology, exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and a highly sustainable competitive advantage.

PayReel rose to the top based on our recent growth, which was fueled by a flexible, client-first attitude and a constant focus on making the client-freelancer relationship better and more productive for everyone.

Of course, we would be nothing without our great clients and partners. So if you’re one of them, raise a glass to yourself as well. If you’re not and you’d like to bask in this victory with us, simply click on the link below to get the conversation started.

Cheers,

The PayReel Team

About PayReel:

PayReel’s clients, who are some of the biggest companies in the world, are constantly immersed in the chaos of producing multimedia content or executing live events. PayReel makes sure they have the right contractors at the right time in the right place, and that everyone gets paid properly. And, most importantly, they handle every last detail perfectly while making sure their clients think nothing of it, so they can get back to doing what they do best.

About Colorado Companies to Watch:

Colorado Companies to Watch is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state.  Colorado Companies to Watch honors companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado.  The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.