Small business

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs: in praise of train schedules

Mike | May 10th, 2011

There is a myth that has developed over the years about entrepreneurs and their legendary 20 hour days. Everyone knows that we eat all of our meals at the office, sleep under our desks, never see our families, and forgo friends and social lives. Well there is a certain truth to that, but the entrepreneurial […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Mark Achler

Mike | May 4th, 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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10 Tips for small business: surveying your customers

Mike | May 3rd, 2011

One of the most important things a business can do is to invest the time to understand its customers. This can be accomplished in several ways: by collecting and analyzing business data, by observing customer behavior, or by studying comparable companies. Or, you could always just take the simple approach and ask them. This simple, […]

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How To Build A Strong Startup Team

Ross | April 19th, 2011

Many entrepreneurs have heard that 90% of startups fail within two years. Looking at the number of startups launched every month and the many that hit the deadpool, that’s not a shocking number. There’s research suggesting that the failure rates are actually smaller. However, this is a disctinction without a meaningful difference for companies that […]

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10 tips for entrepreneurs on working with a partner

Mike | April 18th, 2011

After almost five years of working closely with a partner in an internet venture, I have had a great deal of time to think about how to do it better. At times it has been as easy as could be – enjoying the work together, assisting one another seamlessly, being greater than the sum of […]

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Who are we? And where do we come from? (2011 edition)

Mike | April 11th, 2011

It is almost 3 years since we opened the doors to crowdSPRING and in that time we have grown dramatically. In May of 2008, we started out with fewer than 600 registered users. By May of 2009 we had grown to just under 30,000, and by May 2010 we were 79,000 strong; today we have […]

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Lean Marketing: Five Cheap Ways To Market Your Startup

Ross | March 28th, 2011

Every startup wants to get attention for their product or service. But it’s not easy for a young company to get attention, and can often be very expensive. In this short video, I offer five suggestions to help you get attention for your startup. Do you have other suggestions of ways startups can get attention […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Kids In Danger

Ross | March 27th, 2011

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive all fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

Ross | March 23rd, 2011

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law. Many people do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. Others incorrectly assume that they can freely use any typeface or font for any […]

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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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