Interviews

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The Umbrella Initiative

Amanda | May 9th, 2011

As most of you know, starting a small business is hard.  It can be difficult enough when selling to the general public, where things like advertising and promotions can be used.  There’s an added element of difficulty when a company wants to receive government contract work. This week’s small business spotlight is the not-for-profit, The […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PVPower

Amanda | May 3rd, 2011

Being from the Midwest, I’m pretty familiar with wind mills.  Driving through Iowa, Indiana or southern Illinois, they’re pretty hard to miss towering and turning on the horizon. In contrast, the only solar panel I’ve seen in real life was in Forest City, Iowa, a town I’d be hard-pressed to find a handful of people […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Mancx

Amanda | April 25th, 2011

After reading Charles Stross’ 2005 sci-fi novel, Accerlerando, Mattias Guilotte was excited.  The book’s theme is largely a question about the trade of information and communication. Inspired by the main character’s job in the book, he scribbled on a yellow sticker: “I want to be an information broker!”  Two years later, he still has that […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: SignNow.com

Amanda | April 18th, 2011

I like doing anything and everything I can over the internet.  Some might say this is because I am a college-aged millennial whose social skills have been stunted by technology, but I think it has more to do with the ease, convenience and immediacy the internet provides.  Need pad thai at midnight?  The internet will […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Watchdog Breathalyzers

Amanda | April 11th, 2011

As children, we’re often told to learn from our mistakes.  Some of us take this to heart more than others. After a humbling DUI conviction over ten years ago, G.R. Rush wanted to be proactive and help others help themselves.  This is why he started Watchdog Breathalyzers.  The company provides personal breathalyzer devices, ranging from […]

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12 Questions: Meet Troy Tessalone (USA)

Audree | April 5th, 2011

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: Thumbtack Press

Amanda | April 4th, 2011

Most of us have probably taken a gander in an art museum or two. We are able to recognize da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and recite Vincent van Gogh’s ear-choppingly bizarre biography from grade school art classes.  However, art did not stop developing with Andy Warhol in the 1960’s and it can be a struggle to […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: DormStormer

Amanda | March 25th, 2011

There are those who think and those who do.  Current University of Southern California students Adam Gausepohl and Bryant Laitipaya definitely fall into the latter category. As college room mates and fraternity brothers, they both knew they wanted to eventually start a business, but like many entrepreneurs, struggled to find an idea they were both […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Howard Tullman

Ross | March 20th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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