Small biz spotlight

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AllBusinessCards.com

Amanda | August 11th, 2011

Business cards supposedly reveal a lot about a person. There are seemingly dozens of decisions to be made when choosing a business card, rounded versus square corners to color choice to card stock thickness.  Like it or not, people judge on the aesthetic merits of a business card.  It has to be clean, professional, pleasing […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

Amanda | August 4th, 2011

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Most of us have probably thought at least once in our lives after receiving a less than desirable gift, “Wow, I wish I had just received money.” It […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Slikc

Amanda | July 28th, 2011

There’s nothing more inconvenient than looking at pictures on someone’s smart phone.  I feel this is the appropriate time to insert the hashtag #firstworldproblems.  But, self-awareness be darned, because those moments of wrist grabbing, head tilting and eye straining are legitimately frustrating. Recognizing this, I introduce you all to PicoSnap by Slikc. PicoSnap is the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hireology

Amanda | July 21st, 2011

With temperature highs steadying at a cool and comfy 100 degrees this week in Chicago, it’s too hot to bother with lengthy, clever intros.  So, I’ll just cut to the chase:  this week we’re featuring the website Hireology.com. Hiring new employees can be tricky– both Mike and Ross have covered this topic extensively in the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: QRazy Panda

Amanda | July 14th, 2011

We live in a society where the sentence: “I’ve got a Groupon for that!” makes sense.  Daily deal websites are par for the course.  So much so, it seems almost impossible that any company could differentiate themselves. Almost impossible, but Salvador Serrano has done it with QRazy Panda.  The fact that QRazy Panda primarily focuses […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Cameo Content

Amanda | July 8th, 2011

This week’s small business spotlight brings us full circle in a few ways.  Our own co-founder, Mike Samson, was once a Producer and Production Manager in the film and television industry.  Many of his frustrations with trying to outsource video work are some of the reasons crowdSPRING was created. So today we’re bringing you Cameo […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: BookTurtle

Amanda | June 29th, 2011

Buying books might be one of the guiltiest pleasures, ever.  The smell of the ink, the feel of the paper and, of course, the question of what to do when you’re done reading it.  Some are worth keeping and showing off on your book shelf.  But most do not make the cut. There’s few option […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Manor Works

Amanda | June 22nd, 2011

When I turned 21, I made a huge mistake.  Drunk (pun definitely intended) with my new I.D. wielding power, I felt my days of Keystone, Old Style and PBR were over and I began to dive into the world of craft beer.  As with most things in life, once you begin to drink quality beer, […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Voguette

Amanda | June 15th, 2011

Keeping up with fashion trends is hard work, for those who are serious about it.  While Chanel and Prada are mainstays, it can be more rewarding to find smaller, boutique designers to buy from.  However, for most people, travelling around the world looking for unique designs is just not feasible. Luckily, Voguette.com exists to help […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Wicked Lasers

Amanda | June 8th, 2011

My fifth grade crush on my older brother’s friend got me into Star Wars.  And though the nervous butterflies for him eventually passed, my feelings for a galaxy far, far away were not so fleeting.   I’ll extol the unsung heroism of Wedge Antilles or debate the virtues of an A-wing versus an X-wing with […]

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