Interviews

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: French Truck Coffee

Amanda | July 11th, 2012

There’s a particular love that beverages can inspire in people– I’m sure winos, beer aficionados, and Diet Coke heads can feel me on this one– it’s part deep appreciation, part comfort, and a huge part ritual.  It’s the snap of the can tab breaking, or watching the head lace on the side of the glass, […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: GreenCoffex

Amanda | June 20th, 2012

Whether it’s hour fifteen of driving on a long road trip, an early morning after little sleep, or just another day with that “2:30 feeling,” being tired is a drag.  It puts a damper on creativity, concentration, and renders the strongest amongst us listless and grumpy. While we can all strive to get the recommended […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: RentValet

Amanda | June 13th, 2012

Many universities and colleges in the United States use what is known as the Common Application when screening applicants.  The Common Application a standardized set of questions and essays that students can hypothetically send into any school that opts to use it.  It’s easy and efficient for students and institutions alike. The founders of this […]

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Spotlight on crowdSPRING

Ross | June 12th, 2012

We recently sat down with Built In Chicago and NBC Chicago to talk about crowdSPRING. Here’s the short video.

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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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Penn Brewery

Amanda | May 23rd, 2012

For some reason (probably age discrimination), I have the reputation at the office for being a booze hound. But in reality, I have one true love: beer.  If you haven’t gotten the memo, craft beer is is a huge movement in the United States.  The Brewer’s Association reports that in 2011, craft beer had blossomed […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AppMonsta

Amanda | May 16th, 2012

I was recently blessed with an iPhone and have fallen into the world of apps.  Lord knows all of us here at the cS offices love our apps.  Just last week Ross insisted all of us download SayHi Translate and speak to him in Swedish.  This is a true story, I encourage all of you […]

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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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Invitation Consultants

Amanda | April 25th, 2012

The Bridal Association of America reports that the average cost for a wedding’s invitations and reply cards is $659. (If you have a few extra minutes, check out that link to wedding stats.  It’s pretty fascinating.) Stationery is a very expensive venture, for both individuals and businesses alike. Invitation Consultants provide classy, customizable invitations at […]

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