Creative Thinking Can Propel Us Forward

Yes, you are and can be creative. My mother always said, “I am not creative. I can’t even draw a stick figure…” and each time, it sounded more and more like she had stated a simple fact about herself. However, what I heard…was fear. Fear that showed up as insecurity, anxiety, or unworthiness. Or, perhaps…

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Creative Thinking 3 ways

Back to Basics: 3 Ways to Practice Clever and Creative Thinking If we want to support our customers, family, friends, colleagues, or anyone with any issue – actively listening has and will always help us find the solutions we need to help them. Sometimes, we don’t know. If you don’t have the answer to a…

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keep clients smack happy

Ah, relationships. We can’t live without them, and we certainly can’t live without them in business. Relationships are the cornerstone of any good business.  And to have long-lasting client relationships, you have to put in the work as a business owner. If you do, you’ll not only attract great clients to work with, but you’ll…

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orly - Scams Targeting Website Owners

Scams Targeting Website Owners: Website Domain Renewals This week’s tip is about the latest scams targeting website owners. As if we don’t have enough to worry about, right?! Scammers are getting REALLY GOOD at making things look legit. Lately, we’re seeing an uptick in domain renewal phishing scams coming in through contact forms and email.…

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phases website design process

The entire website design process is equally important, from creating sitemaps and prototypes to mockups. While distinct, the overarching goal of sitemaps, prototypes, and mockups is to better explain jargon then can be done in the written word or vocally. We’ll review a few phases of the overall website design process, including planning, pre-design, and…

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say no in business

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…

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remote business tips

Learn how the Smack Happy team is doing business digitally and navigating the new realities of the remote world. Watch the interview here. What should businesses be thinking about right now during COVID-19? Everyone is sending tons of newsletters and everyone’s talking about COVID. People are getting a little worn out by it. If sending…

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Organize & Prioritize Your Website Marketing

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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add closed captions to linkedin vid

Captioning is inclusive. True, you’re boosting SEO or grabbing the attention of the serial scroller, but what you’re really doing is including over 5% of the world’s population. You’re including viewers that may not be able to hear the video. You’re helping non-native English speakers understand your message. Access is (and should be) a universal…

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