Archive for April, 2011

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Watchdog Breathalyzers

Amanda | April 11th, 2011

As children, we’re often told to learn from our mistakes.  Some of us take this to heart more than others. After a humbling DUI conviction over ten years ago, G.R. Rush wanted to be proactive and help others help themselves.  This is why he started Watchdog Breathalyzers.  The company provides personal breathalyzer devices, ranging from […]

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Who are we? And where do we come from? (2011 edition)

Mike | April 11th, 2011

It is almost 3 years since we opened the doors to crowdSPRING and in that time we have grown dramatically. In May of 2008, we started out with fewer than 600 registered users. By May of 2009 we had grown to just under 30,000, and by May 2010 we were 79,000 strong; today we have […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #81 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | April 8th, 2011

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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12 Questions: Meet Troy Tessalone (USA)

Audree | April 5th, 2011

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business

Ross | April 5th, 2011

Entrepreneurs frequently ask me for advice on finding early customers for a product or service, and how to leverage those customers to market to a larger community of potential customers. This is not easy to do, but there are a few things you can do that can help. In this video, I offer five tips, […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Thumbtack Press

Amanda | April 4th, 2011

Most of us have probably taken a gander in an art museum or two. We are able to recognize da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and recite Vincent van Gogh’s ear-choppingly bizarre biography from grade school art classes.  However, art did not stop developing with Andy Warhol in the 1960’s and it can be a struggle to […]

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Google Summer of Code 2011

Adriano | April 1st, 2011

Since 2005, Google has led a wonderful open source program called Summer of Code. The goal of that program is to promote open source software development. Google invites open source organizations to propose ideas that could benefit the world, and asks the organizations to mentor students to develop these ideas and released them as FOSS […]

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