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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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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build trust with employees-check in online

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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giving feedback 2

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.

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How to Document Your Processes for Easy Delegation

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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core values insta

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.…

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control freak rectangle

Back when I was still a one-woman-shop, I was struggling with the idea of hiring some help. There are many things to consider when you’re overwhelmed with work, and we’ll get to more of that in another article (subscribe to get notifications). What I want to talk about right now is the fact that I’m…

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