# Smart Hustle Recap: Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Tax Tips & How to Become a Better Manager
Welcome to the Smart Hustle Recap, where we bring you the latest tips and insights to help you grow your small business. In this issue, we’ll explore the power of word-of-mouth marketing, share tax tips for small business owners, and provide advice on becoming a better manager.
## The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing
Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote your small business. It’s free, it’s authentic, and it can have a huge impact on your bottom line. But how do you get your customers to do the marketing for you?
### Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Do Your Marketing for You
In this article, we share tips from Olga Kay, owner of MooshWalks, a company that sells fun socks for millennials. Olga has successfully leveraged her loyal customers and social media followers to promote her business. We’ll share her advice, as well as some additional tips to help you activate word-of-mouth marketing for your own business.
Some of the tips include:
– Providing excellent customer service
– Offering incentives for referrals
– Creating shareable content
– Leveraging social media
Read the full article [here](http://www.smarthustle.com/simple-ways-get-customers-marketing/) to learn how to get your customers to do your marketing for you.
## Tax Tips for Small Business Owners
Tax season is never fun, but it’s a necessary part of running a small business. To make the process a little less painful, we’ve compiled some tax tips specifically for small business owners.
### 5 Solid Tax Tips for Filing as a Small Business
In this article, Candace Klein of Dealstruck shares some tax tips to help small business owners navigate the filing process. Some of the tips include:
– Keeping good records
– Taking advantage of deductions
– Knowing your deadlines
– Seeking professional help
Read the full article [here](http://www.smarthustle.com/5-solid-tax-tips-filing-small-business/) to learn how to make the most of your small business tax filing.
## How to Become a Better Manager
As a small business owner, you’re also a manager. Whether you’re leading a team of employees or working with freelancers, your managerial skills can greatly impact the success of your business.
### 10 Tips for Becoming a Better Manager
In this article, Michael Riley of Vayner Media shares ten tips to help you successfully lead a team of workers. Some of the tips include:
– Setting clear expectations
– Providing feedback
– Celebrating successes
– Being a good listener
Read the full article [here](http://www.smarthustle.com/10-tips-better-manager/) to learn how to become a better manager and improve your small business operations.
In this issue of the Smart Hustle Recap, we’ve explored the power of word-of-mouth marketing, shared tax tips for small business owners, and provided advice on becoming a better manager. As a small business owner, you wear many hats, but with the right tools and strategies, you can succeed.
What’s on your small business to-do list this week? Let us know in the comments below.