Archive for December, 2009

New Features for Buyers and Creatives

Ross and Mike | December 21st, 2009

Last week, after many months of development during 2009, we released 100% new software code for crowdspring.com. While rewriting the code that powers our site, we made a number of improvements – for both buyers and creatives. Here’s a list of those improvements and a brief description of each: Improvements for Buyers Ability to save […]

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An Update About Our Site Upgrade

Ross | December 13th, 2009

We want to give you a few more details about our site upgrade and why it’s taken longer than we originally anticipated. We won’t try to explain all the technical details at this point but, if you’re curious, we’ll try to give you a quick low-down on where things stand in the video below. We […]

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Site Maintenance on December 11, 2009

Ross | December 10th, 2009

On Friday (December 11), to improve the speed and stability of our site, we’ll be upgrading both the hardware and software that powers crowdspring.com. During those upgrades, our site will be offline – but we’ll update you about our progress when you visit our homepage. We will begin the maintenance at 9:30 am CST/ 3:30 […]

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Small business and startup tip: managing bookkeepers, accountants, and the end-of-year mishegoss

Mike | December 7th, 2009

Ugh. Right? It’s December, so it must be time for those year-end activities so beloved by small business owners and managers. As much fun as it is (not), it is still necessary to go through the process of tying up the loose ends, making sure the books balance, and handing the entire package off to […]

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Pastasourcing? Buon appetite!

Ross | December 4th, 2009

Barilla is a prestigious Italian Pasta and Bakery Company, born in Italy more than a century ago (1877). They’ve decided to try a new form of pasta design – pastasourcing! (credit for that term to @LenKendall) Nearly everyone around the world knows the shapes of spaghetti, rigatoni and fettuccine. Think you can do better? Think […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #22 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | December 4th, 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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The Soul Of A Creative Community

Ross | December 2nd, 2009

Our community never ceases to amaze us. More than 47,000 designers from over 170 countries now work on crowdSPRING. We believe we have the best creative community in the world – and we constantly look for ways to make it even better. Earlier today, crowdSPRING announced the winners of our SPRINGY awards. One of the […]

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crowdSPRING’s Inaugural SPRINGY Awards Winners Announced!

Bethany | December 2nd, 2009

And the winners are… I know you all have been chomping at the bit to see who the top dogs of crowdSPRING are for 2009.  Without further adieu, I give you crowdSPRING’s SPRINGY Awards winners! Most Winningest Designer of the Year – The word may be made up but it’s the only word that’s able […]

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Leadership Is Not Management (but you need both)

Ross | December 1st, 2009

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker Many confuse leadership and management. They are not the same. However, successful businesses must have strong leaders and strong managers (this is increasingly important as companies hire more people). Strong leadership without strong management can result in chaos and inefficiency. Strong management […]

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