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Happy Labor Day From Smart Circle

Heart Felt Thanks on This Extraordinary Labor Day Labor Day always marks the end of summer and the beginning of the last few months of the current year. Most of the time, we celebrate it as a holiday, the last summer hurrah before hunkering back down to work.  Basking in the extended weekend, remembering why […]

Why Citizenship Drives Employee Engagement

At Smart Circle, we strive to impact the communities in which we live and work positively. One of our core values is to demonstrate citizenship and to find opportunities to participate and make a difference. What does it mean to demonstrate good citizenship? For us, one of the more significant meanings is to be active […]

Excelling At Your Roadmap To Success

What is it you are after in life? Outward success? Financial independence? Job/life satisfaction? We all know that to reach a destination, we cannot just start wandering and hope we will eventually end up where we want to go. Unfortunately, without concrete plans for our lives or a roadmap to success, that is precisely what […]

The Best Business Advice I Received From My Mother.

Mothers are our foundational influences. They helped us form our worldview, our perceptions of right and wrong, and how we conduct ourselves personally and professionally.  They are responsible for providing the best business advice and creating the foundation of great business people through out history. Whether your mothers were entrepreneurs or not, their words, actions […]

Staying Positive; Thinking Positive: The Power of Positivity

At some point in our lives, we have all received the well-intentioned advice to be positive.  Some people say we have powerful capabilities to choose positive ways and emotions of thinking.  Rather than trying to get rid of negative feelings, we can choose to respond to them differently.  An essential part of a happier life […]

6 Ways To Create A Positive Work From Home Environment

In the ordinary course of a business day, everyone follows established routines. Working from home is no different, your routine still includes meetings with colleagues, sharing goals and working together on paths to accomplish those goals. The difference is your environment, your commute has become non-existent, and your home life is now face to face […]

How To Maintain An Engaged Remote Team

With mobile technology allowing for increased workplace flexibility, many companies, some for the first time, now work entirely remotely. This virtual reality can be a culture shock to those accustomed to collaborating with a team in person. After all, humans naturally gravitate toward building connections with others. So, how as a leader do you maintain […]

YOUR Best Is More Important Than Being THE Best

You hear it all the time, “Strive to be the best,” “Reach for the top,” and “Make yourself number one.” The best, the top, number one are commendable places to reach for, but in truth the vast majority of extremely talented, dedicated, unflagging people will never get there. It’s simple math; at the pinnacle of […]

Smart Circle Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

Young Female Entrepreneurs Learn Tips for Lasting Sales Success As Girl Scout cookie season ramps up, Smart Circle welcomed two local Girl Scout troops from Irvine, California, for a fun-filled demonstration of successful face to face marketing practices. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is a continued leader in developing a foundation for young girls to […]

Leaders Are Dreamers Too!

Inspiring respect As leaders, our dream is that people hold us in the highest regard and respect us, the way Rob Gronkowski feels about his QB Tom Brady. Not all of us, however, start off as great leaders and as such, don’t inspire the respect we crave. No matter how much we want it, that […]

Treating Each Day Like New Year’s Day

With the start of the New Year, we all, like so many others, feel the excitement and optimism that comes with making our list of resolutions and goals for 2015. As excited as we are to make those resolutions at the beginning of the year, the majority of us have also had the experience of previous years where […]

The Resurgence of Door-To-Door Canvasing

The Resurgence of Door-To-Door Canvassing Many thought that as advertising and marketing on the internet grew, other forms of more traditional marketing would slowly wither into unimportance. More than likely, when you think of door-to-door sales you think of the nice Avon lady or someone trying to sell you typewriters. But door-to-door marketing is making […]

As The Year Winds Down, Holiday Parties Wind Up!

  Top Golf – The Colony, TX Across the country, Smart Circle celebrated the upcoming holidays with great food, fun games and good cheer. Anaheim White House – Anaheim, CA Who doesn’t love the thrill of stealing from friends and co-workers during a holiday gift exchange? Mary Tran was officially the person most stolen from! […]

Happy Holidays!

Like most businesses, we work so hard throughout the year.  For Smart Circle, this means building our campaigns and programs, building brands with our retail partners, building relationships with our clients, and then December comes along and all that hard work comes to a head during the busiest time of the year. This holiday season, […]

Smart Circle Goes Back to School With Orangewood Children’s Home

Located in Orange, California, The Orangewood Children’s Home is Orange County’s only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, physically or emotionally abused children. The home provides refuge each year for over 1,000 children who have been removed from their caretakers by police officers or child protective services workers and placed into protective custody. With so […]

A Hard Rock Celebration of Excellence In Cancun!

Last weekend was the annual Smart Circle celebration of excellence with 4 days of R & R in a tropical paradise. A weekend of networking, sun and fun in the company of a group of the most motivating, inspiring, successful people anyone could want to hang out with. The weekend started off with a grand welcome to […]

A Spooooktacular Time At Smart Circle

A Scary Amount Of FUN! With so much talent and creativity in our ranks, there were obviously some pretty impressive costumes lurking through the Smart Circle hallways. We also managed to scare up some fun with a pumpkin decorating contest that truly showcased scary amounts of talent. From the costumes to pumpkins to the Make […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

As November comes around and the year races to close off, we are always glad for the respite mid-way through the month to pause and reflect on everything Smart Circle has accomplished through the year, and the people who made those accomplishments possible. Our Mission Statement here is: At Smart Circle, our goal is to successfully implement and execute […]

Smart Circle Takes Recess!

We’ve all heard the saying, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well it turns out all work all the time also makes Jack a less productive boy, a tired boy, a less positive boy, a less alert boy… Recess at work This month, Smart Circle had a recess at work. In celebration […]

Smart Circle Supports Back To School Efforts

Located in Orange, California, the Orangewood Children and Family Center is Orange County’s only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, physically or emotionally abused children. The Center provides refuge each year for over 1,000 children who have been removed from their caretakers by police offices or child protective services workers and placed into protective custody.  With the […]

The Power of Smart Circle

At Smart Circle, our goal is to expand the business of our clients. We take pride in our ability to support our clients as they grow into regionally and nationally recognized brands. Power Home Remodeling Group has been one of the most trusted names in replacement windows, siding, roofing and entry doors for over 22 […]

Why In-Store Demos Are Invaluable

In-store demos are the cornerstone of the roadshow business at Smart Circle.  An unparalleled way to connect directly with the customer, there’s nothing like in-store demos to create two-way conversations and interest about featured products. And it isn’t just Smart Circle that knows this. From NewHope360.com: “According to a 2008 study by Columbia, Md.-based market […]

Smart Circle International Named DIRECTV 2013 Consumer Electronics Labor Partner of the Year!

The relationship between a company and its clients is a precious one. If that relationship isn’t solid and personable, a company can’t thrive. Obviously, without satisfied customers what else is there? That precious relationship is built from the very first interaction and continues through every follow-up exchange. In a way that first interaction is the […]

4 Top Reasons To Be Your Own Boss

Ask anyone who works for themselves what the perks of being their own boss are and they’ll have a long list to share with you. Some are pretty obvious: making your own schedule, answering only to yourself and building something from nothing are common answers. We thought we’d put together a list of some of […]

Smart Circle Has A Rewarding Start To 2014

With 2014 just dawning, Smart Circle International has certainly awoken on the right side of the bed after being selected for recognition as a Kroger Central Division, “Vendor of the Year” for 2013. One of the world’s largest grocery retailers, Kroger divisional merchandising staff were asked to nominate vendors based on several key performance criteria, […]

Smart Circle Employees Spread Hope, Happiness to Cancer Warriors through Efforts with DWBH Shirts

10 employees participated in brain cancer walk in Fountain Valley last September Smart Circle employees are helping make the future a bit brighter, happier and hopeful for cancer warriors. Smart Circle is proud to announce that 10 of its employees from its corporate office in Foothill Ranch have united together to support the Don’t Worry, […]

Smart Circle Donates to OC Fire Services Association to Give 10 Children the Opportunity to Attend Annual Summer Benefit

Proceeds will support local burn centers and OCFSA’s “Big John” fire safety program Smart Circle announced today it has donated to the OC Fire Services Association (OCFSA) to provide 10 children the opportunity to attend the organization’s 32nd annual Summer Show. The show, which will be held July 8, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in […]

Smart Circle Employees Help Make Local OC High School Seniors Prom Dreams Come True

Employees donate prom attire, accessories to dress drive to bring young adults from low-income families an unforgettable prom experience    Prom is going to be much brighter for 150 local high school seniors, thanks in part to the efforts of employees at Smart Circle’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch. Smart Circle employees recently wrapped up a […]

Smart Circle® International Employees Partner with Working Wardrobes to Bring Memorable Prom to Local High School Seniors

Marketing Leader to host dress drive to provide prom dresses, tuxedos for 150 young adults from low-income families FOOTHILL RANCH, California – February 15, 2012 –Smart Circle® International, the leader in referral-based marketing, announced today it will be hosting a “100 Dresses” drive from February 2-17, 2012 to collect donations for Working Wardrobes’ annual “Dream Girls and […]

Smart Circle Employee Organizes Team to Participate in Brain Tumor Walk in San Francisco, CA

Smart Circle supports employee raising funds for brain tumor research and patient services FOOTHILL RANCH, California – February 22, 2012 – Smart Circle is proud to announce its employee, Erika Larios, will participate in the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (NBS) on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Larios and her […]

Smart Circle® International Brightens Holidays for 17 Adopted Families

FOOTHILL RANCH, California – January 3, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities and families it serves, Smart Circle® International is pleased to announce it has donated food, toys and clothing to 17 needy families in the Orange County area. Earlier this month, the referral-based marketing leader teamed up with […]

Smart Circle Celebrates a Year of Giving Back

Smart Circle International, the leader in referral based marketing, celebrates another year of giving back to the communities it serves. Throughout the year, the company provided charitable contributions to numerous organizations, foundations, schools and hospitals. These local and national charities raise funds for a variety of causes, including medical, education, homelessness, humanitarian concerns, and much […]

Smart Circle Helps Local Families

The Smart Circle elves have been hard at work gathering gifts and holiday cheer for the company’s 17 adopted families through the Laguna Relief and Resource Center’s annual Adopt-A-Family program. Through an in-house toy drive, all-day shopping trips, and present-wrapping that extended into the wee hours of the morning, the elves have successfully gathered gifts […]

Smart Circle Kicks off Campaign to Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Families in Need

Marketing Leader Adopts 17 Orange County-Based Families Through Laguna Relief & Resource Center’s Adopt-A-Family Program Smart Circle® International, the leader in referral-based marketing, has joined together with the Laguna Relief & Resource Center to bring joy to local families this holiday season. The company announced today that it has “adopted” 17 families in the Orange […]