Nicole Smartt

Nicole Smartt is the owner of Star Staffing. She is the youngest recipient to be awarded the Forty Under 40 award, recognizing business leaders under the age of 40. Her book, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work, can be pre-ordered on her website at

Stories by Nicole Smartt:

5 Steps to Work Your Way Up in the Business World

If you work hard and continue learning, opportunities to climb the career ladder will have a domino effect.

Why College Isn’t a Prerequisite for Success

Here’s how to make strides even if you don’t have a degree.

How a Hyper-Productive Entrepreneur Gets the Most Out of Her Day

The simple trick to productivity is being intentional with how you spend your time.

How to Prevent Yourself From Unintentionally Setting Low Expectations

We’re often told to set “realistic” expectations, but that mentality can limit what we can truly achieve.

5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Be an Early Riser to Succeed at Work

Tenacity is more important than being the first one in the office.

5 Ways to Get Thousands of Connections on LinkedIn (Really)

Learn from a top one percent LinkedIn member how she used social media to expand her business network.

5 Ways to Get Recognized at Work — And Move Out of Your Entry-Level Position

Nicole Smartt shares how she went from being a receptionist to the boss of her own company.

5 Things You Tell Yourself About Your Career That Are Wrong

In a world of instant gratification, you need to remember how to slow down to get what you really want.

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