Archive for November, 2011

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Green Envee Organics

Amanda | November 30th, 2011

Remember those lotion commercials from a few years back that featured an alligator roaming around, showing us all how dry, cracked, and just overall unappealing our skin can look because winter is so desolate? And, apparently, this year so snowless. Well, Green Envee Organics can help fix that. Your moisture-sapped skin, that is, not Chicago’s […]

Read full post »

Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions!

Mike | November 28th, 2011

Distractions abound.  Every day we start work and spend a great part of the day battling the noise that surrounds any small business owner or entrepreneur. The email, the Facebook, the Twitter, the cell phone, the landline, the snail mail, the deliveries, the lunch orders, the radio,the text messages, the  television, the newspapers, the YouTube […]

Read full post »

10 things entrepreneurs can learn from athletes

Mike | November 21st, 2011

Entrepreneurs can learn a great deal from the world of sport, and in particular we can learn from the professional athletes themselves. In the past year, I have written a number of posts about ways we can learn from others and from the world around us; I wrote about how much we can learn from kids, […]

Read full post »

Twitter Link Roundup #111 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | November 18th, 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 […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Crowdegy

Amanda | November 16th, 2011

All of us are smarter than one of us. And those of us with “crowd” in the name are best. #notsohumblebrag. But in all seriousness, today we bring you another crowdsourcing site: Crowdegy. If you’ve ever wished you could troubleshoot problems your business is having with people who have something of value to say, you […]

Read full post »

12 Questions: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Audree | November 15th, 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 […]

Read full post »

Lean Marketing: Facebook advertising for newbies

Mike | November 14th, 2011

We write often of low-cost, high impact marketing tactics for small businesses and share tips for leveraging these. We believe that small business and startups should always be willing to experiment with marketing tactics and strategies as long as those serve a larger goal and contribute to a clear strategy. The key to this approach […]

Read full post »

Twitter Link Roundup #110 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | November 11th, 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 […]

Read full post »

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – crowdSPRING

Ross | November 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 focuses on one company or organization. The first episode featured our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – a terrific […]

Read full post »

Secrets of The World’s Best Brands

Ross | November 9th, 2011

Interbrand has released its annual ranking of the world’s best brands: Best Global Brands 2011 report. Interbrand’s report is considered to be one of the most influential benchmark studies on brand value. Let’s first look at some of the highlights from the report, and then look at some of the important trends and lessons startups […]

Read full post »