Archive for April, 2010

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: MusikPitch

Laura | April 30th, 2010

It’s super exciting to see crowdsourcing spreading to all these new industries! So, naturally, when we came across a homepage redesign project (which, by the way, was awarded to cloud168 , congratulations!) we had to get in touch with them and find out what their site’s going to be all about! I got in contact […]

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Small Business Tip: Conference Banners

Ross | April 30th, 2010

Although we don’t typically have a booth at conferences, we have participated in a few where we had to put together a nice display to attract visitors. This is easier said than done. Many small businesses will find pre-made designs and print their banners at a local print shop. For those looking to make a […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #37 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | April 29th, 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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New-to-the-world: strategic marketing for startups and small business

Mike | April 26th, 2010

strategy |?strat?j?|noun: a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Many Internet startups reside in new market segments that are still evolving and have yet to be fully defined. In our case “crowdsourced creative services” is a new category in an old (and very large) market. It could be defined as a “alternative method for sourcing creative services, in […]

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Business Photos For Small Business – From Google

Ross | April 25th, 2010

It’s tough to keep up with the whirlwind of online products aimed at small businesses, and tougher for small businesses to decide where to focus their attention and budgets. A few days ago, I learned about an interesting new program from Google – focused on helping small businesses create photos of their business that would […]

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What Can You Learn From The World’s Best Brands?

Ross | April 23rd, 2010

You might recall my post earlier this year about PSFK’s Good Brands Report 2009. In that post – Branding Secrets Of The World’s Best Brands – I talked about five common lessons that startups and small businesses can learn from the world’s best brands. Those lessons included: having a good company name and logo design, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #36 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | April 22nd, 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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Whores, Vegetarianism, Moral High Ground & Capitalist Baggage

Ross | April 20th, 2010

After answering 40,000+ customer questions, we’ve seen our share of pretty unusual questions. Last week, a customer sent us a note with a simple statement: “Hello whores.” WTF? Now – while people sometimes are confused about what we do at crowdSPRING (look to the right of this sentence for the explanation if you’re unsure), we’re […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The Nevica Project

Laura | April 19th, 2010

The Nevica Project was launched in 2008 by Jayson Lawfer originally as a way to work on his own time while traveling to and from Italy. Since then, it has become an extremely successful business concept for the art world in this trying economy. The Nevica Project is an online gallery and art consulting business […]

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