Small business

BE A WINNER

Bethany | November 19th, 2009

Don’t you want to be a winner? I knew our creatives and buyers were a group of phenomenally humble people, who are on our site because they truly love us, but now it’s time for us to show YOU the love! Let us know what you and/or your friends, buyers, clients, designers have done for […]

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crowdSPRING Celebrates Shakespearean Sonnet Day (Again)

Ross | November 19th, 2009

Sadly, our last Shakespearean sonnet day was this past May. If you’re wondering what Shakespearean sonnet day is – we made it up. We read Shakespearean sonnets to celebrate … ummm … Shakespearean sonnets. In May, Kevin handily defeated all challengers and he’s been boasting about his prowess nonstop for months. Jeff Clark, our newest […]

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Dear Buyer (redux), or 4 tips for posting and managing your crowdSPRING project

Mike | November 16th, 2009

Seven months ago I wrote a post and shared some data which I hoped would help crowdSPRING Buyers to find success and happiness with their projects on the site (well maybe not happiness, but you get my drift). Well, since then we have had more than 5,800 new Buyers registered, had over 336,000 more entries […]

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The coming flood

Pete | November 12th, 2009

Bethany’s post about the difference between ‘traditional PR chicks’ and ‘startup PR chicks’ reminded me of two great quotes that (as a ‘startup marketing dude’), I try to remind myself of daily. The first is a tenent from Guy Kawasaki’s great The Art of the Start. He puts it pretty simply: don’t let the bozos […]

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crowdSPRING’s Inaugural SPRINGY Awards

Bethany | November 9th, 2009

What a difference a year makes!  We’ve had a pretty amazing year here at crowdSPRING – we’ve seen some amazing company’s making the switch to the crowdsourcing platform, we’ve paid out $2.5 million in awards to our more than 40,000 creatives and we’ve expanded our office personnel.  We’re feeling pretty darn loved and lucky and […]

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How small businesses can manage people for competitive advantage

Mike | November 9th, 2009

Thinking about the health-care debate has caused me to reflect on our own approach to our team has given me a chance to consider some ways in which we add value to our own venture, create a stronger company, and (hopefully) achieve a real competitive advantage. When Ross and I started crowdSPRING, we were determined […]

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We’re not Burger King, but we still want you to ‘Have it Your Way’

Bethany | November 4th, 2009

The crowdSPRING message is all over the place – we have a blog, we use Twitter, we have Facebook, we have email, we have customer support tickets and oh yeah, we even have phones. We’ve tried to cover all our bases on how to get out our message and constantly work on ensuring you’re able […]

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10 Ways Small Businesses Can Harness Big Crowds

Ross | November 4th, 2009

Would your small business benefit from reducing costs, improving product and/or service quality, more effectively competing with bigger companies, innovating more, enhancing your expertise, and better managing your own capacity and the capacity of your small team? You bet! In this post, I discuss 10 ways that your small business can leverage crowdsourcing. I’ll explain […]

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99 Designs You Can Crowdsource on crowdSPRING

Ross | October 21st, 2009

Whenever we are asked what types of projects people can post on crowdSPRING, we typically answer with a snarky “uh, there’s like a hundred different things!?!” That is, until someone recently said “oh yeah, like what?” Dumbfounded at this unvarnished display of brazen audacity, we set out to show them. So, we settled in with […]

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