Archive for September, 2012

Small Business and Startups: The True “Lean” Movement

Mike | September 10th, 2012

Last week, Ross was contacted by an old friend, Ron May, who publishes an industry newsletter in Chicago and writes extensively about technology, startups, and small business in our region. Ron gets in touch periodically for updates on crowdSPRING so this was no great surprise. Ron’s email asked, “What the heck is going on with crowdSPRING? […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #144 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | September 7th, 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 September cS Award and the August cS Award Winner!

Mike | September 5th, 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. September cS Award Our continuing quest is to celebrate and award the most talented, the busiest, and the all-around awesomest Designers and Writers in the community! The September cS Award of $1,000 […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bridge The Gap Villages

Amanda | September 5th, 2012

If you live in a large, tourist destination or if you’ve even take a trip to, well, anywhere, something quickly becomes apparent: there is a huge divide between locals and those just visiting.  It’s clothing, it’s language, it’s demeanor, and it’s very pervasive.  Whether you’re walking down the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, buying a sandwich […]

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Labor Day! Let’s Celebrate the Workers

Mike | September 3rd, 2012 Labor Day New Your 1882

“The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.” ~ Samuel Gompers  Most of our posts on the crowdSPRING Blog focus on managing businesses and startups; we often write about best practices, and offer plenty of practical tips for managers. Today is a little different, because in the US, […]

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