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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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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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Finding a happy compromise between work and life

My advice for managing the tension between your job and your self Before I started working for Standard Beagle full-time, I thought I worked all of the time. Now that I actually am completely self-employed, I KNOW I do. My challenge is to find a happy compromise, so I don’t burn myself out. All work […]

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Musings
Integrity

Values I believe in

I was recently asked what qualities are important to me in the people I work with. The question really got me to thinking about what I stand for. At first I was not sure how to answer, but then I realized I have definitely thought long and hard about the personal traits I value. Integrity […]

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What is Standard Beagle?

About a year ago I decided I wanted to expand my business. I had been freelancing for years. Being independent was fun. I was building websites on the side of a full-time job, helping small business owners, artists, a wide variety of people establish a web presence. I always had this dream in the back […]

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