Small Business Spotlight Of the Week admin | January 26th, 2010

Lately, I have been noticing a lot of solutions companies using crowdSPRING for their clients and it’s very exciting that they use us for their design needs! A project posted by Mark Wray of Digital Beckley (www.digitalbeckley.com) caught my eye initially because it was a small web design for the Austism Recovery Resource Center in West Virginia. As I researched the company more I found all of different services they offer their clients and it’s pretty extensive.

Digital Beckley offers web design, enterprise class e-mail solutions, graphics (ie: logos,  brochures, magazine, etc), website hosting, and company branding. All very important aspects of a successful company these days.

I asked Mark Wray a few questions to help you guys out and hear from the perspective of a business solutions company!

1.  How did you get things designed before crowdSPRING?  (or, if this is your first project, what other options were you considering?)

Digital Beckley used a full time professional artist up to August of 2008. We spent almost a year looking for GOOD talent before being referred to CrowdSpring. In June 2009, after examining all the CrowdSpring has to offer – it just seem natural to stay, certainly a win win for everyone – Us, CrowdSpring, and the creatives! We now use CrowdSpring almost exclusively for our web designs.

2.  Why in the world did you decide to use crowdSPRING?!

After a few test projects on CrowdSpring, I soon realized that not only we can save costs (on average of $500 per site), but we are now able to present our clients with a large number of concepts as opposed to just 3 or 4. Our clients are still amazed we can present over 15 concepts, whereas our local competitors around do well to present 3 or 4. The variety of creatives allows us to deliver a larger palette of designs than just 1 or 2 interpretations with what we could before.

3.  What’s the single best small biz resource that you’ve found (magazine, website, blog, etc.)?

While there is plethora of information out there, I have no single resource I refer to, rather I encourage any business owner to do diligent research when looking for answers. The first and most popular information, may not be the best fit. However, in general, business operators should check their local WorkForce Center or Small Business Development Centers.

4.  If your best friend told you they were going to start a business, what’s the ONE piece of advice you’d give them?

Make 100% sure the team you have built is top notch and able to withstand the pressures of a new business. It is truly the people (aka staff) that make a business great – never forget that. Take care of your staff or workers first, they will take care of you and your business.

From many minds, the perfect design. Post your project today and let the crowd wow you!

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