Archive for June, 2011

Twitter Link Roundup #90 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 16th, 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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Announcing The New cS Awards

Ross and Mike | June 15th, 2011

Starting this June, crowdSPRING will have monthly cS Awards to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. At the beginning of each month, we’ll announce the criteria for that month’s cS Award – we’ll  do our best to keep it simple and objective – and to focus on honoring quality work. […]

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10 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers

Ross | June 15th, 2011

The most successful freelancers are excellent communicators. Is it enough to have great communication skills to succeed as a freelancer? No. However, it’s nearly impossible to succeed as a freelancer without effective communication skills. We’ve seen many talented designers on crowdSPRING and elsewhere fail to grow successful freelance businesses because they were poor communicators. We’ve […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Voguette

Amanda | June 15th, 2011

Keeping up with fashion trends is hard work, for those who are serious about it.  While Chanel and Prada are mainstays, it can be more rewarding to find smaller, boutique designers to buy from.  However, for most people, travelling around the world looking for unique designs is just not feasible. Luckily, Voguette.com exists to help […]

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TeuxDeux: A “designy” to-do list app

Pete | June 14th, 2011

Given our “designy” community, I thought you’d dig TeuxDeux – a simply, designy, free browser-based to-do app. It’s been around for a while but the features keep getting better and better. Definitely worth a look.    

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12 Questions: Meet Keith Woodruff (USA)

Audree | June 14th, 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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Entrepreneurship at its most basic

Mike | June 13th, 2011

Greg Hartle is re-learning the hard way what it means to be an entrepreneur. A successful small businessman with a decade of experience, he set out this past winter to visit all 50 states, to interview 501 entrepreneurs from across the country and, at the same time,to  reinvent his life from scratch. On January 5th, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #89 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 9th, 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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Don’t Delegate Until You’ve Done It

Ross | June 8th, 2011

Many startups fail because their leaders focus on doing things right, instead of doing the right things. They hire employees who can effectively execute tactics (do things right) but who have difficulty figuring out what needs to be done (doing the right things). But how can you decide the right things that need to be […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Wicked Lasers

Amanda | June 8th, 2011

My fifth grade crush on my older brother’s friend got me into Star Wars.  And though the nervous butterflies for him eventually passed, my feelings for a galaxy far, far away were not so fleeting.   I’ll extol the unsung heroism of Wedge Antilles or debate the virtues of an A-wing versus an X-wing with […]

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