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Since launching my company Jotform 15 years ago, I’ve had to learn how to manage the inherent stress and uncertainty of being an entrepreneur, especially in a market with daunting competitors like Google. The pandemic forced me to confront those hard-earned lessons all over again and to figure out how to continue growing despite the uncertainty.
Telecommuting can’t successfully exist without a clearly defined policy in place. This is true whether you’re allowing employees to work from home, work remotely, or embrace a hybrid work model that merges the two.
Jotform used drag-and-drop technology before it was a thing. That was our angle, and I applied it to pitch news sites, write blog posts and develop PR plans. Consider what people care about most, and emphasize how your startup supports their busy lives.
Jotform’s drag-and-drop form builder allows you and your HR team to create intuitive forms within a couple of minutes (without technical know-how or endless cursing at your computer screen). And, with the Power-Up, you can build, share, and use your forms without leaving your Trello card.
Jotform includes a wide collection of free and paid PDF templates for proposals in all kinds of industries, for all kinds of projects. Templates are converted into PDFs for easy printing, and even include a digital signature feature that allows your clients to sign your agreement digitally.
Jotform, a full featured and free no-code survey tool, integrates with AWeber and offers a number of helpful, post-purchase survey templates, user experience surveys, and more.
Jotform Apps is a no-code drag and drop app builder that enables anyone to create an app with ease. It provides responsive design that is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows. While Jotform Apps can be used in all aspects of the business – regardless of your industry or company size – it can also be as a simple way for organizations to create employee portals.
Each month, I meet up with the founder of a successful task management app to discuss our approaches to running our businesses. Our management styles are pretty dissimilar: For one thing, his workforce is 100 percent remote, and he’s executed it in a very different way than I have with my team at Jotform.
Virtual learning removes the traditional restrictions of the classroom, even without a pandemic shuttering the doors. COVID-19 sent educators scrambling to find new methods for how to engage students when both teachers and students were working from home.
Any entrepreneur or small business owner will tell you that running a business is a lot of work, which is why most of them bristle at the idea that they start a nonprofit. But starting a nonprofit can do more than just provide a way to use your talents for the good of humanity. It can do wonders for your business, too.
A dedicated social media hire can solve this problem and help organizations grow platforms, keep tabs on social analytics, be part of industry-specific conversations, experiment with new platforms and trends, and more — all of which contributes to a stronger brand and more leads for your company. We've done it at Jotform, and it's worth it.
At my company, Jotform, we start new hires off with “Box A” projects, like fixing minor bugs, while they get the hang of things. That said, most of us should avoid sinking too much time on Box A.
Making progress is all about reaching strategic milestones. But when you’re doing something as overwhelming as running a business, it can be easy to get pulled in too many different directions, which keeps you from feeling like you’re getting anything done.
The most critical thing to remember about developing a customized e-commerce site is that every decision will be up to your team. That could be either an exciting challenge or a time-consuming roadblock. If it's the latter, consider using a different platform for online selling: social media.
Nonprofits of any size can easily and affordably implement these digital tools, and some online form platforms even offer nonprofits a special discount rate for higher-volume usage. Once you’ve integrated your online donation processes, you’ll also be able to generate reports that can give you more insight into your donor base.
For a web design business, you need the goals or budget for the site. Check out this Jotform template for additional ideas. With a CRM and sales and marketing software that’s integrated with landing pages and forms (like Keap), you can build an intake form directly in the same app.
I’ve been CEO of my company, Jotform, for over 15 years. We’ve grown from a small team to more than 300 employees, and never have I understood this need to lead with empathy more than the current moment we’re living.
The company offers forms for collecting feedback and other tasks, integrating conditional logical, report generation and workflow automation – as well as a host of integrations with third-party apps and payment processors. Its suite of SaaS products includes a solution for building forms, as well as Tables, Mobile Forms, PDF Editor and Approvals.
Data fluency is the key to thriving in a global economy, but too many companies today are far from data fluent. More than one-third of companies haven’t fully exploited the data in their arsenal, and fewer than half say they might put together a plan to use data analysis tools.
Leading online forms SaaS solution company Jotform released details this past week that it now has a no-code app builder that anybody can use. The new platform—called Jotform Apps—will allow users to create portals for internal teams, bundle forms, build apps for businesses, among many other things.
Determining how to track productivity can be difficult. There are a few critical flaws in the time-tracking approach. One of the biggest is a fundamental misunderstanding of productivity. Plenty of people equate productivity with efficiency, but they’re not the same thing. Productivity is output quantified, such as the number of widgets sold per week; efficiency involves streamlining systems and processes.
Hiring developers is not cheap. They are some of the highest-paid employees at your company, so you should save them for the big stuff. Plus, if you use a free no-code app builder, such as Jotform Apps, you won’t have to pay a dime for the apps your department needs.
Being a transparent leader means being open and honest with your team. It means keeping employees informed and welcoming their feedback. Your ability to listen during stressful moments and reflect on what’s been said will go a long way toward cultivating trust.
Our company, Jotform, has been ramping up our video efforts on YouTube. We have over 16,000 subscribers and have seen a huge increase in site traffic and signups from investing in video on this platform. Like many other B2B and B2C companies, we’re going full force with video and expect to ramp it up even further in 2022.
Jotform has been a key player in online forms for years. The system boasts several tools to improve your form building experience. Its highly customizable form designer places a priority on aesthetics, and the form analytics tool gives you a detailed breakdown of responses.
Jotform Apps is a key tool in the no-code revolution. It allows users to build an app for a business, bundle forms, create portals for internal teams and more. In addition, users can instantly download a Jotform app onto any device without visiting an app store.
At Jotform, we’re lucky to have a low staff turnover with an annual churn rate of only 5%. This is key because I believe a calm, warm, non-threatening environment is massively important for both productivity and longevity — for new and old hires alike.
As someone with very little coding expertise, I love when I come across tools that give you the opportunity to build something special with extra support. So if you’ve ever thought about making an app for your classroom, school, or district, Jotform Apps has you covered.
Jotform integrates with a number of different payment gateways from around the world, including PayFast which caters for South African businesses of all sizes wanting to receive payments online.
At my company, we give regular surveys to gain feedback on how people feel about their workloads and our culture’s work/life balance. Are we being flexible where it matters? Are we giving employees autonomy over their jobs—and acknowledging good work? These are questions that will help you determine what’s causing the most stress for your team and take steps to ward off burnout before it takes root.
The good news is that free and low-cost digital forms are available online. Hospitality businesses like hotels, restaurants, etc., can deploy digital forms quickly and easily — no coding skills required.
Jotform is one of the most popular online form builders, used by everyone from beginners to advanced users. Though it comes with a simple interface and a drag-and-drop builder, there are some lesser-known features that can improve your forms.
At my company, Jotform, we recently rebranded for the first time in over a decade. It required a considerable effort from the entire team but in the end, it was well worth it. Whether you’re considering a light refresh or a total brand overhaul, here are some tips to keep in mind.
While I am fully on board for planning for what the future holds, I believe all of this energy is better spent on the present. By taking things one step at a time and focusing on what they can improve right now, leaders will be better equipped to navigate an ever-changing landscape.
But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in building my business over the past 15 years has been straying far from “productivity culture.” For me, being busy is not synonymous with success
Jotform’s rebranding reflects the company’s evolution but also its dedication to its root cause: to provide users with quality, powerful forms. Jotform may have changed its logo and branding, but this is evidence of the company’s growth and success.
After 15 years and 10 million users, Jotform has decided to rebrand itself. They changed their logo, tagline, and product visuals. Doing this has improved the way users perceive their brand. Their new image exudes a more modern, friendly, and professional vibe.
For many of us in the startup world, it’s tempting to want to rush to do several things at once. But building a company doesn’t mean taking on a dozen different projects out of the gate — it means focusing on doing one thing well. That’s the philosophy I used to build my company, Jotform.
Branding that reflects the old lineup of products or services should be refreshed to more accurately represent current offerings. This was certainly the case for us at Jotform. We launched in 2006 as an online form builder. However, 15 years and 10 million users later, our product has evolved and expanded, and so have our customers’ perceptions.
Jotform's social media calendar isn't just visually appealing, it's also functional. The tabs at the top reveal your social plan for every channel you execute your strategy on, including in-person or virtual events.
Educators will have to focus on the advantages of the virtual classroom system, ways to improve virtual learning as a whole, and the quality of online education. By learning to engage virtual students in digital classrooms, educators will be able to build relationships with and teach students well–no matter what the world looks like as the rest of 2021 rolls on.
Jotform’s analysis found that the three most popular mobile form types are report forms (22%), consent and acknowledgement forms (20.8%), and registration forms (17.7%). Other commonly used forms include application forms, appointment and order forms, and survey forms.
Jotform rebranded with this vision: “Powerful forms get it done.” Jotform has always positioned itself as the “Easiest Online Form Builder,” but today it’s much more than that. Its updated tagline and brand are a reflection of its growth as a company.
Jotform, the leading online forms SaaS solution, has announced a huge milestone — it embarked on its 15th year in business, crossed 10 million users worldwide and refreshed its brand, the biggest change to the company’s image since 2006.
My company, Jotform, has more than 300 employees and over 10 million users. Growing it to the size it is today would not have happened had I never learned to work with my own rhythms — and allowed my employees to do the same.
Jotform is an excellent alternative to Google Forms and Microsoft Forms because it offers capabilities that Google Forms and Microsoft Forms don't offer. For example, without the need for a third-party addon you can set limits on the number of times a response choice can be chosen
When customers click on a form that prefills with their data, the company sends a signal that they value their customers and their customers’ time. Filling out the form is a less time-consuming task, so customers are more likely to follow through.
As CEO of my company, Jotform, this past year has certainly been challenging. With over 300 employees and 9.1 million users, I’ve had to reevaluate the normal way of doing things and figure out how to prioritize competing business and family obligations. But as I’ve found, not sacrificing my personal life is the key to doing great work at the office.
For over a decade, Jotform has allowed millions of people to make their own myriad kinds of web forms using our no-code products. In doing so, we’ve witnessed firsthand how giving our users countless customizable options has encouraged their creativity and innovation.
With Jotform Approvals, it’s easy to create approval workflows for your content marketing processes. Whether you’re writing blog posts, publishing case studies, recording videos, or simply posting to social media, there’s a good chance that at least a few of these marketing assets will need to be reviewed by several people.
Knowing when you work best — your “peak hours” — is one of the most effective ways to supercharge your productivity. I discovered my natural rhythms through lots of trial and error. But learning when I work best and leveraging that time is what has allowed me to grow my business, Jotform, into the company it is today.
My business, Jotform, has grown slowly by design. This has allowed me incredible freedom — my business is mine to run as I choose, no investor satisfaction required. It’s also allowed me to have a rich personal life outside of work, with time to spend with my family and even take a few months off each year.
You can fully automate data collection and task creation by using Jotform and Asana integration. Asana tracks and manages Jotform responses automatically by creating automated tasks.
When leaders exclude certain workers, they create an atmosphere that is inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t follow “the rules” of your workplace. All the more reason to make sure you’re spending a balanced amount of time with all your employees.
We ask questions all the time. When is the presentation? Did you get my notes from the meeting? These are straightforward, fact-finding questions, and they get straight-forward, fact-based answers. (It’s at 3. Yes.) It shouldn’t be surprising that my company, Jotform, sees more than two million user questions per hour.
At my internet company, we’ve created policies that prioritize mental well-being and we also communicate these regularly. What this looks like for us is doing what we can to remove stress by setting realistic expectations about workloads, and also recognizing what can slide if necessary.
In the healthcare sector collecting data via a mobile device has become increasingly important during the pandemic, with the need for touchless forms and data collection through QR codes. Offline data collection has become just as critical for COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites as well as in-person doctor visits both in urban and rural areas.
Entrepreneurs often think of themselves as lone wolves, but it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter how much experience and passion you have, there is always something to be learned from someone else.
Jotform is an online form builder that allows you to create custom online forms. It has an intuitive drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy to build forms. It also has more than 10,000 templates from registration forms, surveys, polls, application forms, and so much more.
As CEO of my company Jotform, I make recharging a pinnacle of my workday, and I encourage our employees to follow suit. But one size doesn’t fit all. What works for me or what works for Angelou might not fit your style. Here and four things to keep in mind when figuring out your rest routine.
Jotform is a form building tool famed for flexibility. It allows you to work on your projects from anywhere, even offline, making it one of the go-to apps for marketers and creatives who are on the move.
Learning to deal with hybrid schedules is a challenge that will take some getting used to. Automate where you can, be transparent, and give your team—and yourself—every opportunity to adapt and succeed.
Beyond that, boredom can also help foster creativity. On more than one occasion, I’ve come up with ideas for my company, Jotform, while resisting the urge to look at my phone and letting my mind wander instead.
Companies that use their workflow management software innovatively are in a position to identify further opportunities for workflow automation. Because workflow automation handles certain tasks without human intervention, it frees up workers and reduces the chance of error.
According to Jotform’s data, collected from May 2020 to May 2021, more than six million people throughout the United States submitted a screening form. One notable point highlights that New York had the most COVID-19 screening submissions while South Dakota had the least.
Understanding employee preferences and safely managing reopening will be critical. In both cases, secure digital forms can play a key role, and now is the perfect time to think about how digital forms can help lighten the load for a seamless reopening.
Jotform, a leading provider, ranked no. 1 in the Online Form Builder category of review site G2’s Summer Report, maintaining the status for three quarters in a row. The ranking comes from hundreds of satisfied G2 users who took the time to review Jotform and leave honest feedback about the product.
Ask anyone on my team and they’ll tell you: family is my number one priority. The only way that’s feasible, while leading a company of over 300+ employees, is by allowing myself flexibility.
I’d say the biggest mistake is not customizing the pitch. It seems simple enough, but so many communications professionals take the shortcut of just copying and pasting the same pitch to every media outlet to save time, and reporters can sense that. All it takes is five minutes to learn about a reporter’s writing and background, so reference that and modify your pitch to match their interests precisely.
Creating a weekly check-in form that allows your staff to sum up how the week went, anything they're unsure about, or what they think could be improved is a great help to camp directors. There are some great camp management forms that can be used throughout the training process and beyond.
Jotform PDF Editor is an easy solution to create professional-looking documents such as contracts or invoices and turn their collected form data into PDFs automatically.
With so many benefits to ACH payments, you might wonder why more businesses don’t use them. The answer is that plenty of businesspeople have misconceptions about the ACH process — misconceptions that can cost companies in a real way.
My tech company equips people and organizations to be more productive. It’s simple, but offering concrete examples always gets our employees fired up. You may want to create a fun presentation that reorients and inspires people as they come back together.
Want to take online forms to the next level? You could try Jotform to avail the constantly growing collection of form integrations. Currently, this app offers integration with more than 100 tools that include web apps, mobile apps, desktop apps, and browser apps.
With more than nine million users, Jotform has clearly scratched an itch that plenty of people had. I might not have started with a particular devotion to online forms, but I do feel strongly about creating a quality product that makes people’s lives easier.
Jotform is a full-featured online form builder that makes it easier for entrepreneurs, small businesses, marketing agencies, ecommerce brands, and other enterprises to create robust online forms and collect important data.
Instead of signing up students in person and handling payments for events and merchandise manually, administrators are using digital forms. Schools can brand the forms for a professional look and feel, and once administrators create a custom template, they can reuse it for other purposes.
With an approval workflow, there shouldn’t be any questions about who is responsible for giving approval, when to expect a decision and what the next steps are in the process. It’s all about creating order in a sequence of actions that could easily become disorderly without a framework.
At my company, Jotform, I’ve witnessed countless instances of my team taking this principle to heart. They’ve been thoughtful of each other during meetings, have reached out to one another during a particularly challenging week, and noted colleague’s strengths during our Demo Days.
Using a survey platform allows you to automate aspects of the process and gather data efficiently. It also helps make the process more manageable. For example, most survey platforms allow you to export results into a PDF. You can then use a free PDF editor to emphasize specific findings and share the results with key stakeholders.
Online donation forms are a simple and effective way to raise money for your nonprofit. They provide an opportunity for potential donors to give with little to no friction, and most online forms can seamlessly process one-time or recurring payments.
Paper trails and manual data entry have largely been replaced by tablets and digital forms programmed with conditional logic for higher completion rates. Patients can now safely check in for appointments and submit their co-payments digitally.
With Jotform’s free Student Survey Program, students worldwide can simply and effectively conduct research without any financial investment. Use cases include doing market research, collecting demographic information, getting group project feedback, checking in on student stress levels and more.
The rest of the time, though, I felt like I’d been thrown in the deep end without a flotation device. I was doing marketing, operations, finances and even some ad hoc design work, none of which I’d ever done before but was now my responsibility. Even though Jotform has grown into a bona fide tech company, at the beginning, it was just me on a laptop trying to figure stuff out.
It’s crucial for managers and mid-level leaders to create an environment of openness and honesty. For example, at my technology company, we make it a point to let employees know from the start what’s expected of them, in terms of both formal and informal communication. Setting these ground rules in advance helps equalize the playing field — whether we’re sharing physical space or not.
These are low-risk tasks with an equally low payoff, but that doesn’t mean they’re useless. For example, when a developer joins our company and starts Jotform bootcamp, we ask them to tackle minor software bugs. New hires need to get up to speed before making critical product changes, so these low-pressure, low-stress tasks can be a great way to learn.
Jotform gets the top spot for the minimalist bride and groom who want a solid all-in-one solution. First, it’s a great way to capture RSVPs, dinner choices, addresses, and even song requests. Just choose from one of the 120+ wedding-related templates, either for collecting info yourself or to share with your vendors or wedding planner.
When I first launched Jotform, I was responsible for every aspect of my company, from engineering to marketing. It was a humbling learning experience, and it helped inform what I was looking for when it came time to hire a team and delegate the tasks that frankly, I didn’t excel at.
When it comes to mid-level hires, what I’d like to highlight is the importance of hiring along with your values. Since growing my company from a solo venture into a firm with millions of users worldwide, I’ve learned a lot about the hiring process. Regardless of experience, what takes priority is to always choose positive, collaborative people.
Jotform is a user-friendly and convenient tool that turns form responses, invoices, and contracts to professional and secure PDF documents. By using it, users can share their documents without being concerned about manually turning them to PDF.
It took five years for me to quit my job and pursue Jotform full-time, but in the meantime, I strengthened both my skills, and my belief that I could found a successful business. Believing in yourself and assuming success will follow is not the right approach. Instead, believe in yourself because you’ve proven over time what you’re capable of.
Jotform, at its core, is an online form builder, but we’ve come to see it as something more. The entire tool is no-code, meaning you don’t know anything about coding to utilize the tool fully. It allows users to create, share, and manage forms and anything that comes with the process. We found it extremely easy to use. It basically took around 5 minutes to get an online form up and running.
Research shows that everyone has different peak hours; defined as the period of time each day when you’re at your sharpest mentally. Finding your own peak time can take some trial and error. Learning about mine has helped me tackle the most important strategic work during my best hours, which has been instrumental in helping me run my business.
Dubbed the low-code or no-code movement, the effort includes startups like Zapier, which helps companies connect applications into a single automated process, to Jotform, which helps companies create surveys to collect data from customers. The products rely on simple software building blocks that can be dragged and dropped into place by untrained workers to build complicated applications.
The Bear River Health Department, which serves Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties, test-drove the system in-house and decided against transitioning from the Jotform program it already had in place. "In the end, we wanted to keep it very simple for the public and create less barriers to get their vaccines,” Director Jordan Mathis said, noting that Jotform was “super easy for the public on the front end.”
Countless survey tools make it easy to build and administer a survey. Look for tools that allow you to customize the look of the survey with your brand’s colors and logos. You should also be able to customize the different fields within the survey: multiple-choice, drop-down, short answer, star-rating, etc. Back-end features that help you analyze and report on survey data are helpful, too.
Use Jotform Approvals to manage the entire approval process, from accepting requests to managing and approving them. You can set up automated notifications for parents registering their children as well as reminders for those who need to approve the registrations.
Over the course of running my company, my team prioritized sane, steady growth and avoided set teeth-gnashing deadlines. I’ve always tried to unplug during evenings and weekends, and our leadership encourages our 300 employees to do the same.
I give my employees at Jotform plenty of space to grow their most important ideas. We don’t have deadlines because I want ideas to flourish freely, and worrying about a looming deadline doesn’t do much to inspire creativity.
Once someone completes the approval form, the submission triggers the approval workflow you created. Jotform Approvals makes it easy to track and manage the process, and the automated tasks prevent staff from spending time sorting requests, following up on missing information, and so on.
A no-code tool can set up a review process that collects feedback from multiple managers and coworkers to get a full picture of an employee’s performance. You can create a process that requires multiple people to weigh in and compare self- and manager evaluations side by side.
By having a QR code at your booth, you can give visitors an easy way to sign up for your offer — which is highly valuable and provides a great user experience — while also capturing their email address and contact information, depending on the fields you use in your form.
When we were working on our latest product, Jotform Tables, it was important for me to convey from the start that I wanted our focus to remain on quality versus speed. We ended up spending three years developing this tool with that vision in mind. Why? Because, rather than adopting a “just ship it” mentality, my end goal since the beginning was to create an enduring company that delivers real value to our customers.
One way to better understand guests’ concerns and cleaning preferences — while sending a subtle message that you’ve got this covered — is to survey customers online. You don’t have to create a survey from scratch; there are free and low-cost form options that make putting an online survey together quick and painless, even without technical expertise.
Ever since I founded Jotform, I’ve tried to prioritize a team focus. One reason is practical: I can’t do it all alone. The other reason is more strategic – I’m a firm believer that at the end of the day, a business isn’t its product or its leader. It’s a culmination of its people.
Approvals allows users to drag-and-drop elements in order for teams to more efficiently add emails, approvers, and perform other tasks. Additional features of the new Approvals tool include personalized emails that match approval flows, customized approval settings, over 100 templates for several industries, and more.
Jotform has over 10,000 form templates which give you a large selection to choose from. The categories with the most options are registration forms, request forms and application forms. All of these types of forms can be multi-page forms and are mobile-friendly.
Jotform, a leading online form software provider, announced Approvals, a no-code tool designed to empower teams to automate approval processes and streamline workflows with ease.
The first step in maintaining company culture is creating a solid foundation. For example, at my company, Jotform, it’s been one of my missions to dismantle the “always-on” mindset so inherent in the tech world.
Approvals comes at a time when most of the world’s workforce needs simple, affordable tools that save time and allow them to work from anywhere. With the Approvals drag-and-drop interface, teams can easily add approvers, emails, conditional branches and other elements to an approval process.
Jotform Approvals has a drag-and-drop interface so educators can customize any type of form that requires their approval. You can add customizations to the form approval process. This can include: the conditions needed for approvers, what follow-up emails are sent out, and other elements of the approval process.
Jotform Approvals is a quick, customizable way to automate the rote responses in a form. It enables you to specify what actions follow once a form is received like alerting involved parties, forwarding the form when required, and notifying respondees of results.
Jotform has all the HR/employment forms you would expect: employment applications, employee referral forms, performance reviews, exit interviews, etc. They even have Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and COVID related forms like medical information forms, HIPAA authorizations and privacy notices, COVID self-screening questionnaires, etc.
Hand-writing has several useful benefits. For one, research suggests that the act of putting pen to paper helps you retain information, which can help us more effectively organize our thoughts and goals. I started Jotform to make easy-to-use online forms, but even I appreciate the simplicity of writing some things out by hand.
Or, take spreadsheets — almost every entrepreneur uses them daily. You had to use another software to share the kind of data that doesn’t fit into neat columns. That’s why my team spent three years developing Jotform Tables — to collect all different types of info collected from online forms and organize them in one workspace.
Instead of using paper forms to gather employee feedback, distribute electronic forms via e-mail or apps for quicker responses. This approach helps streamline the process and keeps all information in one place.
My company doesn’t set hard deadlines; we urge staff to protect their downtime, and we encourage regular vacations. But after a difficult year of grief and loss, I’m trying to redefine productivity—and I invite you to do the same. Here are three simple tactics I’m using to support this shift.
There are many software platforms that can help ensure you’ve submitted your responses, made appropriate follow-ups, and received links to the published pieces. Jotform’s PR Tracker is designed to record and monitor the important details of your PR leads, so you don’t overlook any tasks and can follow each lead.
If you’re looking for a multipurpose tool to use throughout the wedding planning process, Jotform is a good cloud-based option to try. Jotform Tables has a convenient wedding planner template that can help you keep track of expenses, vendor contact info, your guest list, and more.
When I started Jotform 15 years ago, I imagined an easier way to build web forms. And over time, we realized that our purpose is to make people and organizations more productive. That’s it. We’re not brokering peace or launching space missions, but I love what we do.
After 15 years in business, Jotform has well-defined edges and much of the puzzle has taken shape. However, we’re still building it out. That process never ends — and even if we did fill in all the pieces, we’d simply expand the puzzle.
Beginning the day with stream-of-consciousness writing has been a game changer for my business. Every morning, I open a blank page, start writing, and I don’t stop until I’ve filled three pages or 30 minutes have elapsed; no editing or deleting allowed. After a few minutes, I’m usually exploring something worthwhile. Maybe it’s a product idea or a process we could streamline.
You won’t know if you don’t try. But I don’t mean trying once, failing, and giving up. Because you will fail. Everyone does. The key is to keep trying.
Burnout is 100 percent preventable, and establishing firm boundaries to protect your employees is one of the best ways to do it. At my company, Jotform, we delete Slack from our phones when we take time off for vacations and holidays. It’s a simple way to ensure work doesn’t creep into the time we’re supposed to be using to restore ourselves.
At Jotform, our managers schedule frequent one-on-ones with their teams to make sure they're feeling good about work, and if not, working together to find a solution. This helps our employees feel appreciated and valued.
Jotform is an online application that allows you to create custom online forms. Its incredibly intuitive user interface allows you to drag-and-drop the building blocks of the form you need. Jotform provides you with the tools to improve the experience of your donors and volunteers with signups, registrations, and surveys.
As patients complete their forms, the submissions automatically appear in the practice’s Jotform Tables database. There’s no data input to worry about, which reduces the chance for human error. Staff can share the tables with coworkers, so a nurse can access a patient’s intake information for a streamlined patient care process.
This notion of balance doesn’t just apply to your life as a whole, but your day-to-day. Take me for example. My days at the Jotform office aren’t usually very long, but I do try to make the time I’m there count.
In a virtual world, it’s important to focus on omnichannel experiences for consumers; if one channel no longer exists (e.g., live events), you can still reach your audience in meaningful and engaging ways. Event teams have worked more closely with other parts of the business—including digital, social media, and public relations teams—to craft virtual experiences that resonate with consumers while keeping business goals in mind.
Educators can distribute quizzes, course evaluations, and registration forms for activities or classes using online templates. Teachers and/or administrators can also use online surveys to get critical information about student needs and resources, which can help them design and manage the program to ensure it meets the needs of all students.
Using a survey maker like Jotform can accelerate the process and help you gather priceless, unadulterated feedback on items such as functionality and design, accessibility, content, and more. Product managers should ask specific questions about a user’s exact needs to generate new product features.
The most useful applicant tracking tools can double as an HR management system. For example, some cloud-based tools can automatically collect and organize your applicants’ data in a simple table view. Your team can manage everything in one place — from initial skill evaluations to onboarding paperwork.
Cloud-based forms allow educators to distribute online quizzes, collect signups for extracurricular activities or class registration, and distribute course evaluations. Educators can use online survey forms to gain valuable data from students and/or parents to better understand student needs.
I started my company, Jotform, in 2006. We’ve grown steadily from a simple web tool into a product that serves more than 8 million users — without taking a dime in outside funding. We’re profitable in an industry with big-name competitors like Google.
Supporting employee wellness is not always easy. Between lockdowns, reshuffled family responsibilities, and ever-changing health news, our pre-COVID-19 strategies aren’t necessarily effective right now. Our current work days may not be “normal,” but we can adapt and apply new techniques to help our teams through the good times and the bad.
As leaders, it’s important to create space for conversations that allow colleagues to talk about how they’re feeling. At my company, Jotform, I’ve been open with my employees about the ways in which I’ve struggled to cope with the pandemic. This culture of openness allows conversations that can facilitate connection, and let everyone know that they’re not alone.
Where people had previously come into a site, gone in, and sat down with the preparer and had their returns done in person, we were no longer able to do that. We saw our programs and our partners across the country using things like Zoom, Google Meet, Jotform, as well as texting and email to communicate with the filers that they hadn't yet served for the filing season and then make an effort to try to get them in to get their returns completed and filed.
Giving feedback takes practice, and a manager who shied away from it beforehand isn’t suddenly going to love it now. However, like many new habits, it can be practiced and improved over time. Feedback is so important, offering it intentionally and consistently is a skill necessary during a pandemic or otherwise.
Part of my previous job at an internet media company was to create tools for editors to build forms, surveys and polls. The problem was that at the time, the form-building landscape offered few good options. I decided to change that, and my company, Jotform, was born.
At Jotform, we work to collect customer feedback wherever we can, but one channel we really look to for candid feedback is Twitter. Typically on Twitter, people bluntly tell us what they like and don't like. It's important for us to get raw feedback like this to optimize and improve our products.
Jotform is an efficient SaaS app for collecting information within your business or communicating with your customers. You can start using Jotform during the hiring process by collecting applications and onboarding forms, plus use it to get helpful company feedback through surveys.
At my company, I regularly hold virtual coffee breaks with team members to give them a chance to let me know how they’re doing, and also to reinforce how much I value their efforts. This doesn’t mean that an employee has to have knocked it out of the park five days per week; expressing appreciation for a solid job well done is just as important as celebrating a major win.
When I started Jotform in 2006, I didn’t care about sales. As a developer, I was far more interested in product technology than cryptic acronyms like PQL and SAL. Eventually, I realized that without an enterprise sales team, we would continue to lose big customers. We hired some smart people, got the ball rolling, and now, this former blind spot is a lucrative revenue source.
To encourage as little physical contact as possible, get rid of paper forms and other manual processes. Fortunately, there are many digital tools you can use to facilitate a contactless environment. For example, you can set up an app or registration landing page to share your customized camp registration, waiver, and payment forms.
Instead of relying on paper forms to gather information, find software applications that help you build online forms. These forms are easier to share, require less effort to sort, and won’t end up cast aside in the wrong place — and misplaced as a result.
My own company weathered a series of highs and lows throughout 2020. Before the calendar flipped in January, I reflected on the big lessons I’ve learned from COVID-19; my next step is more granular. My goal was to ensure our teams are equipped to succeed and thrive, regardless of where or how they’re working.
At Jotform, we have a support forum where our customers leave product feedback and suggestions. Our product team pulls information from there and takes note of what customers are saying. Then they add it to a queue and work to make product updates as soon as they can. It's a simple and streamlined flow.
As hustle culture loses its shine, many entrepreneurs are realizing that they can’t simply rise-and-grind their way to success. Endless workdays extract a personal toll that can include exhaustion, burnout, unhealthy lifestyle habits, toxic competition, and more.
The Jotform Health app is designed to keep practitioners focused on patients rather than on collecting and updating data. This review of Jotform’s health app explores how the company’s forms capability and healthcare expertise power the new solution.
Digital tools like the Jotform Health app are vital in a global crisis. They provide a quick, secure, and affordable solution for transitioning from in-person to online operations. These tools will continue to be important in the future as more and more businesses operate online.
Hiring a Content Marketing Manager can be tricky since this role needs to be well rounded with a creative and strategic mindset, people skills, and writing chops. It's also important to make sure this individual understands your product and brand, so the content is relevant and targeted.
Being able to work with my natural rhythms has been critical to my ability to grow my company, Jotform, and it’s important to me that my employees have the same freedom to work during their own prime times. Our flex policy has led to substantial spikes in productivity, and also contributed to building an enjoyable company culture that helps us attract—and keep—high-caliber talent.Read MoreJanuary, 2021
I often talk about how my company, Jotform, is bootstrapped, and how I grew it slowly over the years to the more than 8 million users we have today. Going it without VC funding and refusing the mainstream "startup hustle" advice hasn’t been an easy journey, and I don’t want anyone to get the idea that it didn’t come without lots of hard work, ups and downs, and lots of trial and error.Read MoreJanuary, 2021
At Jotform, our New Grad program pairs inexperienced employees with seasoned designers, developers, or other professionals. Brand-new staff members serve as “co-pilots” for senior employees, or work on dedicated projects and receive regular feedback. We also bring in external mentors to stretch our skills in areas like data science and marketing.