Archive for March, 2013

Twitter Link Roundup #172 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Ross | March 29th, 2013

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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Lean Business: Freelancers for ALL My Friends!

Mike | March 25th, 2013

This year a great deal of my blogging focus has been on the struggles many small businesses have with capacity. In the business context capacity can refer to the physical space a company resides in, or the manpower available for a company to leverage. There is another aspect of capacity that is equally important and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #171 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | March 22nd, 2013

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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Marketing and Selling to Squirrels

Ross | March 19th, 2013

Attention span is the amount of time a person (or animal) can concentrate on something without becoming distracted. The attention span of a squirrel is one second. The attention span of a squirrel focusing on an acorn is 4 minutes, a huge increase! We’ll discuss acorns later (trust me, acorns are relevant to our conversation!), […]

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Lean Business: Office Space – A Meditation

Mike | March 18th, 2013

Our lease is up at the end of the year and Ross and I have been discussing our options. We love our office: it has all of the features we need, plus a great location, fantastic light, a dramatic view of the downtown skyline, and plenty of space. Problem is, truth be told, it probably […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #170 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | March 15th, 2013

  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 […]

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Paid Search: Are You Wasting Your Money?

Ross | March 12th, 2013

Are you wasting your money on paid search? A brand new study from eBay suggests that you might be throwing your money away. Paid search marketing is the paid use of search engines (such as Google or Bing) to promote your product or service. Paid search marketing is also sometimes called CPC (cost-per-click), or PPC […]

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Lean Business: Capacity Management, Overhead, and Your Business

Mike | March 11th, 2013

Many smaller companies that provide creative services struggle every day to manage their capacity and their overhead. Because, as in many other industries, business is cyclical, these smaller agencies, design shops, and marketing firms tend to exist on boom/bust cycles throughout the year. In the creative industries this is an everyday fact of business: overhead […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #169 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | March 8th, 2013

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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Publicity Stunts: When Good Ideas Go Bad

Mike | March 6th, 2013

Every so often a company gets a great idea about how they might garner so great free publicity. Perhaps some manager or marketing team thinks to themselves, “If we can only get some free press, we could be huge!” The wheels start turning, the ideas start to flow, the budgets get prepared and the next thing […]

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