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.


January 25th, 2023

Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business: 10 Things New Entrepreneurs Should Know

If you're a new entrepreneur, an important task is ensuring that your business is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.

January 17th, 2023

Want To Attract Top Talent? Eight Lessons To Take With You Through 2023

Though it began in early 2021, the Great Resignation and the resulting attitude shift toward the workplace was still widely prevalent throughout 2022. Easily categorized as a job seeker’s market, 2022 was a year when employers either rose to meet the demands of their candidates or they failed to attract the talent they needed to keep operations running smoothly.

December 16th, 2022

Eight Lessons These Entrepreneurs Learned From Their Own Customer Service Experiences

While it’s often the horrible customer service experiences that go viral on social media or become the topic of discussion over dinner, when asked, most people could likely think of a time when they experienced really excellent customer service. From a friendly attitude to a personalized solution, there are plenty of reasons why these experiences might stick in our minds.

December 14th, 2022

8 Predictions for How the Workforce Will Change in 2023

The workforce of 2023 will continue to change and evolve, from more hybrid work policies to a greater focus on global candidates.


Smash Balloon LLC

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