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Panel Discussions. Ugh. Or Not.

Mike | September 17th, 2012

On occasion I find myself in attendance at a conference or other event that has, as a part of its programming, a panel discussion. The topics can be phenomenal; “How to Succeed Where Other Fail,” “Your Startup Can Save Civilization,” “Best Practices for the Care and Feeding of Tigers,” or even “Why Do Birds Sing […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Olander Group

Amanda | September 12th, 2012

There’s this myth out there in the world of professional services that the traditional agency model and crowdsourcing are mortal enemies.  Trying to get the two of them in the same room is like smashing two south pole magnets together.  If the traditional agency model and crowdsourcing were families, their fourteen-year-old children would enter into […]

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Nerdfighters Build a Community of Awesome

Audree | August 20th, 2012

Last week, I attended LeakyCon here in Chicago with my daughter and her best friend. LeakyCon is a conference for Harry Potter fans, and much, much, more. One of the panels we went to was run by John & Hank Green, a.k.a. the VlogBrothers, and creators of many things awesome. They are also the founders […]

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12 Questions: Meet Dylan Barmmer (USA)

Audree | August 15th, 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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Six Words Of Advice From Our Small Biz Community

Amanda | May 30th, 2012

Each week, we ask small business founders and owners to distill their advice to new entrepreneurs into six words, as part of our Small Business Spotlight series. What we’ve learned–besides many pearls of wisdom– is that you guys are pretty darn pithy. From witty to practical, here quite a few of our favorites:   Start […]

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Dear Mentee

Mike | May 15th, 2012

Hi. I’m Mike. Yesterday Amanda posted an article in which she talked about the experience of professional life for a young person just starting out in her career. Well, as of tomorrow Amanda has been working at crowdSPRING for one year (note to self: get cake for Amanda); for the first few months she was an unpaid […]

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Dear Mentor

Amanda | May 14th, 2012

Hi.  I’m Amanda. I know you’ve seen me in and out of these parts for a little over a year now, but here’s a formal introduction: I’m 22-years-old and I just graduated from college.  I’ve been fortunate to have three internships during my undergrad years.  My tenure at crowdSPRING has included working on PR, marketing, […]

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Tips for small business: Negotiating With the New Recruit

Mike | May 7th, 2012

Last year, I wrote a couple of posts about the process of hiring new employees and what applicants can do to help. Recruiting and hiring can be one of the more painful aspects to running a small business, but job applicants can go far to ease the process for those doing the hiring and, at […]

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12 Questions: Meet Tiffany Silverberg (USA)

Audree | May 1st, 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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