Archive for October, 2011

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NuCrepes

Amanda | October 12th, 2011

My first experience eating crepes was on a speech trip to Berkeley.  Yours truly was speech and debate captain in high school and got to go on some pretty amazing trips. Despite having a fine and broad array of traveling experience in high school, those crepes in Berkeley are probably the thing I look back […]

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Small Business Tip: Challenge Your Customers’ Assumptions And Behavior

Ross | October 11th, 2011

Some of the most successful companies in the world (Apple, IKEA, Southwest Airlines) succeed by doing something many companies fear: challenge their customers’ assumptions and behavior. Apple challenged the assumption that personal computers, mp3 players, mobile phones, and tablets had to be functional and not aesthetic. Apple challenged behavior by persuading customers to focus on […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #105 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | October 7th, 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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Steve Jobs In His Own Words

Ross | October 6th, 2011

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me. [Steve Jobs] You have put a ding in the universe, Steve. We will miss you. If you haven’t seen Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, take […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Copper Penny Marketing

Amanda | October 5th, 2011

A penny isn’t much.  It doesn’t buy anything really and the amount of copper in it is pretty negligible nowadays.  However, as Melinda from this week’s Small Business Spotlight points out, most everyone has a pretty specific, penny-centric memory.  For me, it’s collecting pennies with my dad and bringing to the bank for some extra […]

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The October cS Award and The September cS Award Winner

Mike | October 4th, 2011

Earlier this year, we announced that we would issue a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. October cS Award We have been working hard to establish a new reputation system for our community. We are doing this because we recognize that our community works hard, creates […]

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12 Questions: Meet Kate Casey (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Audree | October 4th, 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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Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business

Mike | October 3rd, 2011

Last week I was struck by a news story that was unusual in several respects. I turned on the news to see video of a small group of rock climbers rappelling down the exterior of the Washington Monument. The sported the typical gear one would expect to see on such folks: harnesses, helmets, ropes, and […]

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