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Small Business Spotlight: Rent A Green Box

Amanda | April 17th, 2013

May through August are the most popular months for relocating and moving, and as anyone who has had to pack up their stuff knows, it is no picnic. Moving takes time and a considerable amount of effort. It’s also expensive. And once it’s over, your new place of residence is filled with empty cardboard boxes […]

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Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty

Mike | April 15th, 2013

Trust is a key for driver for your customers. Do they trust you to produce a great product? Do they trust you to deliver a reliable service? Do they trust you with their money and their time? Establishing trust with your customers takes time and consistency, but it also takes data and transparency. Companies rely […]

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Ross | February 18th, 2013

Much has been written about money and happiness. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln summed it up best when he said that “most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Did you know there is a science of happiness? Economists have spent a great deal of time researching happiness and money. Just like […]

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12 Questions: Meet Sandie (USA)

Audree | February 6th, 2013

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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The Work/Home Möbius Strip

Mike | January 21st, 2013

Today is Sunday and, as is the case with most Sundays, I am working at home. Not a ton of work, mind you. I will probably put in 4-5 hours today: writing this post, updating BI data, checking in with customer service, and answering the emails that demand attention. I also was abe to cook […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Colbrook Kitchen

Amanda | December 19th, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year– when all of us are scrambling to finalize our gifts and holiday plans.  There is nothing more daunting than finding last minute presents, especially if you happen to be struck with the writer’s block equivalent of gift giving. Let us help you jog your brain for some […]

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The Science of Persuasion: How To Persuade Others To Do What You Want

Ross | December 13th, 2012

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are skilled at persuasion and negotiation. Those skills are critical when hiring employees, negotiating with co-founders, investors and vendors, acquiring customers, and in many other situations. Did you know there are six scientifically validated principles that explain how you can better persuade others to do what you want? […]

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12 Questions: Meet Ana Grigoriu (Germany)

Audree | December 11th, 2012

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Dalla Terra Winery

Amanda | November 14th, 2012

Thanksgiving is just around the corner (next Thursday– it’s early this year). And right after you turn the Thanksgiving corner, you’re staring directly at a bunch of other major holidays. It’s just that time of the year. Besides turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and family there is one more key holiday component: wine! This week’s Small […]

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