Archive for May, 2011

Small business and startups: 5 tips for a safe exit

Mike | May 31st, 2011

Many of small business owners eventually find themselves at a crossroads and have to give serious thought about winding their way out of the business they built. This can be for many reasons including strategic objectives, retirement, or just plain ennui. Sometimes running a business for many years can lead to questioning the business model […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #87 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | May 26th, 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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: 30GO30

Amanda | May 24th, 2011

I have the pleasure of moving on June 1st.  I also happen to be a horrible procrastinator.  Granted, I always manage to pull things off and have them done well, but there have been a few occasions I’ve wondered why I do this to myself.  Such is the case with my packing situation. Or, rather, […]

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Small business Congress-watch: new laws and your company

Mike | May 23rd, 2011

Periodically I check in on the good people in our nation’s capital to see what they are up to and what they have been doing lately for (to?) us and our businesses. Our Congress has the ability to impact what we do every day and how we do it. The profitability of our companies, the […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #86 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | May 19th, 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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How To Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing

Kevin | May 18th, 2011

Not long ago my girlfriend came home from a long night of waiting tables and, as per our usual after-work conversation, began to walk me through the horrors of the service industry. “I was just in the weeds,” she finally sighed. “Well there’s your problem right there,” I replied. “I mean honestly, drug abuse on […]

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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock

Mike | May 17th, 2011

As entrepreneurs and founders of businesses we have a great many balls in the air at any given time. The average day finds many of us actively managing a team, communicating with investors, raising funding, performing HR chores, recruiting, keeping the books, executing marketing plans, performing customer service, and taking out the trash. To accomplish […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NeverLabs

Amanda | May 16th, 2011

One of the biggest criticisms social media faces is that it cuts off users from the real world and creates a false, virtual world of interactions.  This view seems especially true if you’re my 50-year-old, slowly-starting-to-turn-crotchety father. But, social media platforms provide a unique opportunity to create easy connections between people that otherwise might not […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #85 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | May 12th, 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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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work

Ross | May 11th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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