Category Archives: Rick Schaden

The Generosity of Smashburger Guests

Growing up in a large, tightknit family, there were many values my parents taught us kids. One of those was the importance of giving back, either through volunteering our time to a cause we believe in, or charitable giving. Today I’m lucky enough to be in a position to continue those lessons by trying to set good examples for my own children. Continue reading

How To Build Wealth With The Currency of Happiness

There’s one question I get asked professionally more than any other. “How do I become wealthy?” I was talking to my friend Jordan about this recently. He’s fresh out of college, making a salary that probably doesn’t quite cover even the basics. I remember living off of those numbers and it was tough. Jordan, like a lot of people, would like to build wealth. Also, like most, his salary and bonus alone probably isn’t going to do that. Continue reading

Shut Up Legs: Two Business Lessons We Need To Learn From Sports

To make your business a success, you must possess two critical elements. First, a real passion for what you’re doing. Second, an unfailing understanding that in business sometimes it’s two steps forward and one step back. There will be lots of challenging weeks and dedication and persistence are what will get you through. Continue reading

The Five Secret Steps To Making The Best Burger You’ll Ever Cook At Home: Smashburger Unclassified

I’m partial to hamburgers. And I’m certainly not alone. Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year. That translates to a hefty three burgers a week for every single person in the United States. Continue reading

Why Your Future Success Just Got A Little Easier: Three Steps To Hiring And Keeping The Right Employees

If you’re like me, you’re always working on growing your company. You probably wear many hats on the job. One of the most important hats you can wear is the person who does the hiring. Continue reading