Small biz spotlight

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Eventual Millionaire

Amanda | August 8th, 2012

So… would you like to be a millionaire someday?  Most people would be hard-pressed to say no.  However, most people would also be hard-pressed to come up with an effective game plan to accomplish this goal. That’s where this week’s Small Business Spotlight, Eventual Millionaire, comes into play.  The blog was started by Jaime Tardy […]

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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: Lingua Franca Traducciones

Amanda | June 27th, 2012

This week’s small business spotlight came with a harrowing story about a 700 km taxi ride across western Europe at 3:00 am, racing against the clock to deliver a document on time.  Sounds like the beginning of a Robert Ludlum novel, right? It’s actually just another day in the legal document translation business. Lingua Franca […]

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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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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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Colourbox

Amanda | November 9th, 2011

Ever hear of Netflix (or Qwikster, for that matter)? Ever hear of Spotify?  These sites use the subscription business model, meaning you pay a monthly fee and have unlimited access to the library of videos or mp3′s the site has been granted streaming rights. Well, Colourbox is like that, but for stock photos. It’s a […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Juicy Bits

Amanda | November 2nd, 2011

Don’t worry, I’m not turning the crowdSPRING blog into smut. This sounds dirtier than it is. If you’re disappointed, you probably know where to turn on the internet to get find what you were looking for.  If, dear reader, you find yourself not discouraged, read on. Juicy Bits, quite simply, creates awesome apps for iOS […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Coupon Cactus

Amanda | October 26th, 2011

If there’s one thing I regret about myself, I wish I were better at clipping coupons. In my dreams, after sitting at a sunny table finding deals galore in the Sundays, I go to the supermarket and I buy $250 worth of groceries for approximately -$23.57.  That’s right, in my dreams, I’m into extreme couponing.  […]

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