Time to Team Up

Free resources for solo entrepreneurs and small business owners who are thinking about hiring, but just not sure where to start.

Hiring Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

As a small business owner working alone its easy to get overwhelmed and suddenly have your business blow up. Things start to fall through the cracks and your quality starts to slip. You start to wonder if its time to hire someone to help out, but that’s such a scary idea.

Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work and want to share the results with you!

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Do These Questions Sound Familiar?

  • Should I hire?
  • How do I know when to hire?
  • How do I manage my team?
  • How do I create a team that will want to stay and love working for me?
  • What if I don’t have enough work to share with a team?
  • How do I run a remote team?
  • Is it hard to run a remote team?
  • How can I trust my remote team?
  • How can I make sure I’m not micromanaging?
  • How can I keep my control freak in check?

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Articles and Resources

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4 Reasons to Say “No” in Business

By Diane Pauley | September 27, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, saying “yes” to every client doesn’t always help your business.  At Smack Happy Design, we know that we love to work with businesses that impact the world. So that’s who we choose to work with – clients that excite us, value our culture and core values, and that bring something different…

Organize & Prioritize Your Website Marketing

Organize & Prioritize Your Website Marketing

By Nicole Hanusek | September 20, 2020

In this post, I’ll talk about some techniques for finding the time to organize and execute your website marketing plans. You’ll walk away with some actionable items to help keep you moving forward on both fronts. I’ve struggled with calendar issues and never-ending to-do lists for as long as I’ve owned my business. I think…

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3 Ways to Build Trust with Your Remote Team

By Nicole Hanusek | August 5, 2019

Build trust with your remote team and show them how to trust you, too. 1. Take a leap of faith. Dive in! Build trust with your employees! Easier said than done, right? Think of it this way: Years ago, most of the workforce was hired into a manufacturing economy where managers watched their employees like…

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Tough Conversations

By Nicole Hanusek | June 12, 2019

The hardest part of my job as a manager is having tough conversations. One might even say, this is the toughest part of life. Because no one likes to break up with someone else, or hurt another’s feelings, or even sit in awkward silence. In fact, I’m going to wager that most of us dread this kind of talk.

How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

By Nicole Hanusek | April 24, 2019

Delegation Can be Simple One of the scary things about hiring someone is trying to figure out what you can delegate to them and how to delegate it. Delegation begins with creating processes for your business.   Now, you might be thinking, “Oh crap, now I have to start writing a huge manual with all…

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How to Create Your Core Values

By Nicole Hanusek | April 11, 2019

Defining Your Core Values: A Soul-Searching Exercise   What Are Core Values? Core values are the culmination of your vision, mission, and culture. If you were to put them all in a stew, your core values are the mix of ingredients that is the essence of a delicious dish that is you and your organization.…