Happy Working Resource Hub

Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

4 ways to align your financial goals as a solopreneur

4 ways to align your financial goals as a solopreneur

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be running a global business, I would have laughed. I know some entrepreneurs who love building companies. They love all the scheming and risk taking. My becoming an entrepreneur was entirely out of necessity.   I used to work for a company that […]

Remote Work: Find Happiness at Work From Anywhere

Remote Work: Find Happiness at Work From Anywhere

Technology is making the traditional 9-to-5 grind less necessary. Mobile devices, centralized data, and all kinds of apps and software are helping us stay connected wherever we are. So naturally, this creates new possibilities for increased work–life freedom, as more and more of us can work remotely. In the past, when we spoke of work […]

Building collaborative teams across time and space

Building collaborative teams across time and space

Finding new ways to build truly collaborative and productive teams across time and space is the new frontier in agile methodologies. More and more agile teams start experimenting with distributed settings with very mixed results. The range of feedback goes from “agile methodologies with distributed teams is impossible” to “distributed teams can even be more productive […]

Remote Team Retrospectives For Happier Teams

Remote Team Retrospectives For Happier Teams

Last week, the Happy Melly Team had a team retrospective… remotely, of course. We recently changed the way we organize ourselves–from a team of nine that met regularly to splitting into four different crews that met at different times. We did this because we need to scale, and even though we’re a happy team, we […]

Creating agreements with your remote team

Creating agreements with your remote team

Each team has a unique way of communicating. And each team has a particular combination of personality types. Just like an orchestra tunes up before a performance, or an athlete warms up before a practice, tuning a virtual team helps get everyone on the same page. In many of my interviews with remote teams, I […]

How to design a marketing plan for a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

How to design a marketing plan for a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

The Happy Melly Express crowdfunding campaign has come to an end. And we want to share some of the things we’ve learned so far. Vasco has already shared why we decided to use Indiegogo, and how to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. I would like to share the process we used to set […]

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