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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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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
Jeffery Zeldman

What we learned at SXSW: “The five advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in tech”

Being a women in technology is becoming less of a stigma these days but there is still a problem with women not being taken as seriously in this male-dominated field. Four powerful women in the tech world led a panel at SXSW this year about having “girl power” and being a woman in today’s world […]

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Tips & Advice
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What we learned at SXSW: “5 digital habits to rock your brand”

Last week we talked about “How to be flaw-some as a digital leader” from speaker Eric Qualman. We talked about what being flaw-some means by highlighting his most interesting points in his SXSW presentation. Qualman also spoke about five digital habits to rock your brand, which are the keys to being a leader in a digital […]

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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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Tips & Advice

What We Learned at SXSW: “How to be a great designer”

    One of the best sessions I attended at SXSW 2015 on a personal and professional level was one led by Michael Nieling, Founder and Creative Director of Ocupop. He is one of those people who has you laughing constantly and is always testing his boundaries with the things he says and does. This […]

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Tips & Advice

What We Learned at SXSW: “How to make failure work for you”

Working in the creative world isn’t always easy. It is hard to keep the creative juices flowing when you are expected to do so for your job everyday of the week. Even if you are a creative individual it is tough to find ways to keep your brain constantly thinking of new and innovative ideas […]

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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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