Archive for October, 2009

Small Business Spotlight of the Week

Bethany | October 30th, 2009

Fete This week’s small business is a full service event production company. They provide meeting planning services for special events, corporate functions, galas, weddings (hint, hint Pete), corporate meetings and seminars. Not only can this company plan your next event, but they can cater it and offer your corporation concierge service as well. I know […]

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Type Nerds, Take the Test

Jeff | October 29th, 2009

I was reminded today from Tal (a developer at crowdSPRING) that a new version of Ubuntu is out today. Code-named “the unoriginal banana” version or something, I don’t know. Ubuntu has great, but ridiculous, naming conventions. Now, Ubuntu isn’t exactly known to be friendly with designers. There are certainly people who use The Gimp and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #18 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | October 29th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips, (Part 2 of 2)

Ross | October 28th, 2009

Last week I wrote Part 1 of this post – 10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips, (Part 1 of 2) – focusing on ways that small businesses can leverage social media. In part 1, I discussed the first five tips. Mashable, one of my favorite technology & social media blogs, offered to publish the […]

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Dell Multi-Touch Monitor

Pete | October 27th, 2009

Umm, Ross?  Yeah, I’m gonna need you to go ahead and get me a new monitor.  Mmmkay?

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Small Business Legal Issues: Copyright Basics

Ross | October 26th, 2009

Prior to crowdSPRING, I was a lawyer for 13 years – focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This is the first in what will be a regular feature in our blog discussing important legal issues that impact every small business. What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of legal protection provided to those […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week

Bethany | October 23rd, 2009

Vasili Economopoulos & Associates, PC I recently sat down with a young, Chicago lawyer who has been practicing commercial and residential real estate law for a few years now and realized his dire need for business cards.  I asked if he tried any other routes to get his business cards done before crowdSPRING and got […]

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Build a Better Light Bulb – Earn $10 Million

Ross | October 22nd, 2009

You might recall that Neflix recently awarded a $1 million prize to a group that improved Netflix’s movie recommendation system by 10%. Thanks to eesdesigner, one of the designers on crowdSPRING, I learned today about an interesting crowdsourcing competition recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy – an award of up to $10 million […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #17 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | October 22nd, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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99 Designs You Can Crowdsource on crowdSPRING

Ross | October 21st, 2009

Whenever we are asked what types of projects people can post on crowdSPRING, we typically answer with a snarky “uh, there’s like a hundred different things!?!” That is, until someone recently said “oh yeah, like what?” Dumbfounded at this unvarnished display of brazen audacity, we set out to show them. So, we settled in with […]

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