Archive for July, 2012

Dear Applicant, Part 2: The Thirds

Mike | July 23rd, 2012

I wrote a post last year on how job applicants can improve their chances with a prospective employer, and today I wanted to explore this in a different way. In spite of the dismal state of the U.S.  economy and the job market (particularly for younger people) there are many, many companies that are hiring […]

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What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer

Ross | July 11th, 2012

A few days ago, Roger Rederer defeated Andy Murray to win his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. It was a phenomenal match and Federer’s 17th Grand Slam title (the most in men’s singles history). Many consider Federer the best male tennis player of all time. Federer, however, had not won a major tournament since 2010. How […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: French Truck Coffee

Amanda | July 11th, 2012

There’s a particular love that beverages can inspire in people– I’m sure winos, beer aficionados, and Diet Coke heads can feel me on this one– it’s part deep appreciation, part comfort, and a huge part ritual.  It’s the snap of the can tab breaking, or watching the head lace on the side of the glass, […]

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Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns

Mike | July 9th, 2012

It is a truism of the business world that it costs more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. It is also a truism that every business extracts a relatively predictable economic value from a given customer based on amount of money spent with a company minus the amount […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #138 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 6th, 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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The July cS Award and the June cS Award Winner!

Mike | July 3rd, 2012

Last summer, we announced that we would issue a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. July cS Award This month is for the Writers in the community – they rock and we want to show our appreciation! The July cS Award of $1,000 will be given […]

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Small business and the Affordable Care Act: 5 Reasons Why Obamacare May Help

Mike | July 2nd, 2012

Last week the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (dba Obamacare). If you are a small business owner or manager, it really doesn’t matter whether you are in the 50% of Americans who were thrilled about this decision or the 50% who were […]

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