Archive for February, 2010

Data Visualization: The State of The Internet

Ross | February 26th, 2010

Creative agency JESS3 designed and animated a very informative (and visually interesting) presentation about the state of The Internet. Well worth the time to watch! Some of the stats are well known, but others are surprising. What surprised you the most?

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Small Business Spotlight Of the Week: Barspace.tv

Laura | February 26th, 2010

There are too many nights where I want to go out and a bar down the street is having a great special but I never know if the people there are the kind of people I want to be around or even if it’s busy. Now, there’s Barspace (www.barspace.tv), a social networking site where you […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #29 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | February 25th, 2010

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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Search Engine Optimization Tips For Startups

Ross | February 24th, 2010

Search engine optimization (SEO) can provide low cost opportunities for a startup to market its products and/or services. However, many startup founders don’t appreciate the difficulty of executing an effective SEO strategy when you have a new company and a new domain. There are SEO experts, of course, and some are outstanding (follow Danny Sullivan […]

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SXSW – Third Coast: How to be a Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

Mike | February 22nd, 2010

Ross and I have been invited to speak at South by Southwest next month and we hope that you’ll join us there! They also asked us to produce a podcast to give a taste of our discussion at SXSW. Enjoy the podcast and see you in Austin!

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Simple Messages Can Be Very Powerful

Ross | February 20th, 2010

I was disappointed by the advertising on the superbowl a few weeks ago. Most of the ads were terrible and several were incomprehensible. Some of the more effective ads shared a common trait: they were simple and focused. Simple messages work. Simple is memorable and understandable. That’s one reason why Google’s search ad during the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CAfrica Sports

Laura | February 19th, 2010

If any of you are as excited as I am about the FIFA World Cup being held for the very first time in an African country then you’ll be just as excited about this company that posted a project on crowdSPRING. CAfrica Sports (pronounced see-Africa-sports) was in need of a logo and stationery design for […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #28 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | February 18th, 2010

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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How I Stay Efficient – My Three Hour Rule

Ross | February 16th, 2010

Some people are more efficient than others. There are many reasons for this: ability to focus, complexity of the work, distractions, etc. But while some  have unique skills and intellect to get things done quickly, most people must develop systems to help them improve their efficiency and balance many diverse tasks. Some rely on to-do […]

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