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How to have more impact at work (but do less work)

How to have more impact at work (but do less work)

Managers who are struggling tend to fall into three different vicious cycles, but there is hope out of at least one of them, and it isn’t hard. At least that’s what I learned from Michael Bungay Stanier, who taught one of the Master Classes at the 2016 99U Conference. According to Stanier, author of The […]

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Social Media
Why you need a social media policy

Why your company needs a social media policy

Does your company have a social media policy? If not, you should think about implementing one. Stephanie Perkins, an employment attorney with Jackson Lewis, spoke with Standard Beagle all about social media policies. She explained why every company, small or large, needs to have one in place. Perkins recommends that any company who has a […]

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Business

5 Qualities of a Good Client

Being a good client leads to a partnership that creates a great product. It's in your best interest as well as the agency's.So how can you be a good client?

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Tips & Advice
Dreaming - Blogpost - Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Have an idea for a technology project for your business? Need help making it happen? Learn what not to do when hiring the right firm.

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Musings
Blogpost - Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

You know what’s really hard about being in the position I’m in now? I feel like I’m the last to know. I know my team isn’t trying to hide things from me – not maliciously at least. I think I have a great relationship with everyone on my team– better than most leaders. But no […]

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Tips & Advice
Businesswoman working at her office desk with documents and laptop - Blogpost - 5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

I had one of my worst days recently. It was one of those days that one disappointing thing happened right after another. The hits just kept on coming. By afternoon, when I got yet another message about bad news, the camel’s back broke. It was the last straw, and I had a very difficult time staying […]

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Musings
Teamwork - Blogpost - Part 1: How to Build Teamwork - The Foundation of Trust

Part 1: How to Build Teamwork – The Foundation of Trust

I have become a firm believer that trust is the foundation for a strong team. And that’s why my team is actively working to build trust in ourselves, between each other, and as an organization. That probably sounds a little cheesy. Trust is often considered a “soft” skill. What good is it in an agency, […]

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Musings
business partners pick a quarrel

5 Tips for Working with Your Spouse

When people hear that I work with my husband, I usually hear, “Oh, I could never work with my wife/husband. We would kill each other.” There are definite challenges when working with your spouse. It’s only been six months since Andy began working at Standard Beagle full-time. You think you know someone you live with — […]

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Business

What I learned about being a leader from the best bosses in my life

As Standard Beagle has grown, I suddenly find myself looking and acting a lot more like a manager than ever before. I’ve managed a lot of stuff — projects, client relations, myself. But managing employees — people — is pretty new for me. Now I’m the boss, and I feel like I’m moving into new […]

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Tips & Advice
Eric Qualman

What We Learned at SXSW: “How to be flaw-some as a digital leader”

You immediately know a SXSW session is going to be interesting when you walk into the room and see the presenter wearing goofy lime green glasses with no lenses. Erik Qualman of Equalman Studios is a motivational speaker in the digital world and has been referred to as the “Digital Dale Carnegie.” Qualman has even […]

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News
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Standard Beagle certified as Women-Owned Business Enterprise

State HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) certification follows This month, after a 3 month application process, Standard Beagle Studio LLC was certified by the City of Austin as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Because of this certification, Standard Beagle has requested certification from the State of Texas HUB program. Certification is expected within days. According to the […]

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Musings
How to Lose a Client

How to lose a client

If you want to lose a client, follow these tips. If you don’t — learn from these tips about what not to do. Working with clients can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. I’ve been fortunate to work with clients for more than five years, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the […]

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