John Brackett

Member Since 2020

John Brackett

Founder of Smash Balloon LLC

Smash Balloon LLC

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

John is the founder and lead developer at Smash Balloon. He's been working with WordPress since 2009, initially developing custom solutions for clients before venturing into plugin development and starting Smash Balloon in early 2013. Originally from England, John now lives in Minnesota with his wife and two young children.


April 19th, 2021

11 Recruiting Solutions To Improve Your Hiring Process

As it has with many other parts of running a business, technology has granted business leaders the tools that can make recruiting a much simpler process. Today’s tech can help gather and sort applications, offer communication tools to ensure recruiters have a safe and secure location to speak with their potential hires and many of them even provide contract services that can help speed up onboarding.

April 19th, 2021

11 Ways to Reclaim Your Time for Rest and Relaxation

As entrepreneurs start getting more involved with their businesses, it’s not uncommon that they find there's less time to spend on themselves. Unfortunately, being a successful business owner can often mean spending many hours engrossed in work without taking personal breaks. The result is almost always burnout, which can have negative effects on your health and well-being.

April 19th, 2021

12 Effective Ways to Use Short Video Content for Your Small Business

The face of social media has changed significantly in a short time, and today short video content is dominating user news feeds. While some social media platforms use video as a feature, like Instagram Stories, others, such as TikTok, use short videos as their main form of communication. Businesses can then leverage this content on their own social media pages to help improve their customer engagement and boost sales. To share insights on how to do just that, 12 experts from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) answer the following question:

April 16th, 2021


Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their predictions for upcoming advances in encryption tech.


Smash Balloon LLC

Smash Balloon is the world's leading social media feeds plugin for WordPress.