Archive for September, 2010

Being pompous and learning from mistakes

Ross | September 14th, 2010

One of our senior engineers, Tal Liron, posted a comment earlier this year in response to a blog post about programming.The comment ended with this smart and valuable statement: It’s not that being pompous leads us to make mistakes. It’s that being pompous inhibits our ability to learn from mistakes, or even to recognize them […]

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5 great viral marketing campaigns (and what small businesses can learn from them!)

Mike | September 13th, 2010

At crowdSPRING we talk a great deal about how we can leverage our limited marketing resources to drive traffic and revenues and build strong community. Some of the traffic-tactics we use involve good old fashioned payola: paid search, banner ads, affiliate programs, etc. Other tactics leverage partnerships with other businesses to create mutual value and […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network

Laura | September 12th, 2010

From  Amelia Earhart to Wonder Woman to right here on cS, it’s no surprise to anyone that girls rule. That aside, it’s only natural that women are making a serious impact in the entrepreneurial world! Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network (or FWEN for short) posted a logo project on crowdSPRING and they need our community’s help. […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #51 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | September 9th, 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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Anna Banana’s

Laura | September 3rd, 2010

Some may label me a shopaholic, others a connoisseur… either way I love a good consignment shop and the people of Boone, NC are about to get a great one. Boone is not only home to Appalachian State University but also of Anna Banana’s, a new consignment shop opening soon. Anna Lipford, the brains behind […]

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