Archive for November, 2009

Really Facebook?

Pete | November 30th, 2009

I’m sorry, Facebook – but what in the sweet name of Ron Burgandy could possibly be on our profile page to trigger this ad?! Actually, on second thought, don’t answer that… (Mom, if you’re reading this, I swear – there’s nothing. Oh, and be sure to show Dad.)

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Small business and startup tip: attack that bottleneck!

Mike | November 30th, 2009

When last I left you, I was off to enjoy my delicious hot pizza. Let me tell you, it was yummy! While eating it I was considering how we might help out this local business by offering to show them ways that they might increase efficiency by eliminating a bottleneck in their process flow. Just […]

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Book Review: Twitterville by Shel Israel

Ross | November 29th, 2009

Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods, by Shel Israel, is different from the many Twitter books that have been published since 2007. This difference makes Twitterville a must read for any business that wants to leverage Twitter and doesn’t know where to begin. Here’s why: Twitterville offers an outstanding insight, through case […]

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The little things

Ross | November 24th, 2009

I sometimes forget,  when focusing on the big picture, to enjoy the little things. The graphic to the left put a big smile on my face this morning when I arrived at the office. It was posted in our forums by Spazie, one of over 46,000 creatives in the crowdSPRING community. While the Thanksgiving holiday […]

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Small business and startup tip: managing process flows to identify bottlenecks

Mike | November 23rd, 2009

Every business can be improved and efficiency increased. One method to identify ways to make your business more efficient is to evaluate the “process flow” you use to produce your business “output,” whether your output is a product or a service. There are several components to this analysis and I will walk you through a […]

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Bethany | November 20th, 2009

Harmonic Jazz Festival You’re going to want to break out your Jazz Hands when you hear about this exciting new festival coming to the UK! Harmonic is a new jazz festival will be taking place March 11th – 13th 2010 in Birmingham, UK. So if you’re in the area or want to make the trip […]

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The Ten Step Social Media Marketing Checklist

Ross | November 20th, 2009

A few days ago, I was interviewed by Phil Dobbie from bnet Australia about social media marketing. The 17 minute interview is below.  Among other things, we talked about how to get the best from Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn, commenting, mobile social networks, monitoring, multimedia, brand management, and leveraging combinations of social media tools.

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BE A WINNER

Bethany | November 19th, 2009

Don’t you want to be a winner? I knew our creatives and buyers were a group of phenomenally humble people, who are on our site because they truly love us, but now it’s time for us to show YOU the love! Let us know what you and/or your friends, buyers, clients, designers have done for […]

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crowdSPRING Celebrates Shakespearean Sonnet Day (Again)

Ross | November 19th, 2009

Sadly, our last Shakespearean sonnet day was this past May. If you’re wondering what Shakespearean sonnet day is – we made it up. We read Shakespearean sonnets to celebrate … ummm … Shakespearean sonnets. In May, Kevin handily defeated all challengers and he’s been boasting about his prowess nonstop for months. Jeff Clark, our newest […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #21 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | November 19th, 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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