Archive for June, 2012

Twitter Link Roundup #137 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 29th, 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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Your Startup Or Small Business Sucks But You Can Fix It

Ross | June 28th, 2012

Don’t take it personally, but your startup or small business sucks. Most do. Here’s why. Even the best companies become complacent, over time. At its peak, Kodak controlled 90% of the US film market and was one of the most valuable brands in the world. Sony, not long ago, dominated the market for televisions, cameras, […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Lingua Franca Traducciones

Amanda | June 27th, 2012

This week’s small business spotlight came with a harrowing story about a 700 km taxi ride across western Europe at 3:00 am, racing against the clock to deliver a document on time.  Sounds like the beginning of a Robert Ludlum novel, right? It’s actually just another day in the legal document translation business. Lingua Franca […]

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Startups and Small Business: 5 Things We Really Need From Politicians

Mike | June 25th, 2012

We hear a great deal of talk from the Presidential campaigns about what small businesses and startups really need to succeed. It’s “job creators, this” and “entrepreneurs, that” and “innovators, the other.” First of all we are not monolithic. Every small business has its own distinct needs and it’s own unique problems. For instance, my […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #136 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 22nd, 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: GreenCoffex

Amanda | June 20th, 2012

Whether it’s hour fifteen of driving on a long road trip, an early morning after little sleep, or just another day with that “2:30 feeling,” being tired is a drag.  It puts a damper on creativity, concentration, and renders the strongest amongst us listless and grumpy. While we can all strive to get the recommended […]

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Lean Marketing Tips: Blogging to Build Audience and Drive Traffic

Mike | June 18th, 2012

For many small businesses and startups, blogging is an inexpensive and effective strategy to drive traffic to a site, develop a reputation, and build an engaged audience of potential customers, even fanatics, who will share your content, promote your message, and help you to herd more readers to your site. We have been publishing the […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #135 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 15th, 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: RentValet

Amanda | June 13th, 2012

Many universities and colleges in the United States use what is known as the Common Application when screening applicants.  The Common Application a standardized set of questions and essays that students can hypothetically send into any school that opts to use it.  It’s easy and efficient for students and institutions alike. The founders of this […]

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