Archive for February, 2012

Hey Designers: Do You Want Your Artwork Visible On Google Earth!?

Amanda | February 29th, 2012

See that round, white, dome in the picture?  Yeah, the one next to the asteroid crater? Picture a mural you designed on top of it.  That’s your potential canvas for the Bikini Lines project. [Photo by Brad Templeton, www.templetons.com, used with permission]. The Bikini Lines project is an awesome combination of art, adventure, documentation, and […]

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Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ross | February 28th, 2012

Five years ago, a small business launching a new online product would traditionally have purchased their own servers and software, or leased servers, software and hosting services from one of many hosting providers around the world. The cloud has changed the way individuals and organizations of all sizes leverage technology. Cloud computing involves the delivery […]

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Leveraging the Social Media: 5 Ideas For Your Job Search

Mike | February 27th, 2012

Unemployment rates at 50 year highs. New college graduates moving back in with Mom and Dad. Things are bad out there and jobs are scarce, so where does a savvy job-seeker start? Monster and CarrerBuilder have plenty of listings as does Craigslist, but cruising the job boards is a passive approach: you watch the listings […]

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Secrets to Select and Evaluate Innovative Business Ideas

Adriano | February 22nd, 2012

While browsing the web I came across this useful guideline for selecting and evaluating business ideas made by the Board of Innovation. Very useful for when you have several solutions to solve a problem or create a new business and you want to avoid innovative ideas from falling to the cracks. A hint for scoring […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stack Exchange and Super User

Amanda | February 22nd, 2012

Got a technical, software or programming question like, “Is a function larger than an array [in Javascript]?” Or, do you just want to know when the first use of a secret identity in a comic book was? Either way, I’ve got your answer. Well, I don’t, but Stack Exchange does. There’s a lot of user- […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #120 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | February 16th, 2012

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: Should I Get Married?

Amanda | February 15th, 2012

Valentine’s Day. Those words might send you into visions of long-stemmed roses and Michael Bolton or into a seizure of disgust and disillusion.  Or a shrug of absolute disinterest. But it’s today, the day after Valentine’s, that is the most interesting.  It’s the holiday I like to call: “WE’RE ENGAGED! NOW LOOK AT MY RING […]

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10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Politicians

Mike | February 13th, 2012

‘Tis the season. Not for giving gifts or reflecting on peace on earth. This is the silly season where we have to opportunity to elect our next President of the United States. Every four years, our country engages in a ritual which will impact the course of our economy, our social policy, and our governmental […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #119 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | February 10th, 2012

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 Biz and Startup Tips: 5 Ideas to Prepare for an Economic Recovery

Mike | February 6th, 2012

While economists (as usual) refuse to agree on the specifics, there is a general consensus that the recovery may (finally) be underway. Last week the Labor Department announced that in January over 240,000 new jobs were created and that the unemployment rate was at its lowest level in three years. In addition, tax revenues are […]

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