Small business

Site Maintenance on December 11, 2009

Ross | December 10th, 2009

On Friday (December 11), to improve the speed and stability of our site, we’ll be upgrading both the hardware and software that powers crowdspring.com. During those upgrades, our site will be offline – but we’ll update you about our progress when you visit our homepage. We will begin the maintenance at 9:30 am CST/ 3:30 […]

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Small business and startup tip: managing bookkeepers, accountants, and the end-of-year mishegoss

Mike | December 7th, 2009

Ugh. Right? It’s December, so it must be time for those year-end activities so beloved by small business owners and managers. As much fun as it is (not), it is still necessary to go through the process of tying up the loose ends, making sure the books balance, and handing the entire package off to […]

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The Soul Of A Creative Community

Ross | December 2nd, 2009

Our community never ceases to amaze us. More than 47,000 designers from over 170 countries now work on crowdSPRING. We believe we have the best creative community in the world – and we constantly look for ways to make it even better. Earlier today, crowdSPRING announced the winners of our SPRINGY awards. One of the […]

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crowdSPRING’s Inaugural SPRINGY Awards Winners Announced!

Bethany | December 2nd, 2009

And the winners are… I know you all have been chomping at the bit to see who the top dogs of crowdSPRING are for 2009.  Without further adieu, I give you crowdSPRING’s SPRINGY Awards winners! Most Winningest Designer of the Year – The word may be made up but it’s the only word that’s able […]

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Leadership Is Not Management (but you need both)

Ross | December 1st, 2009

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker Many confuse leadership and management. They are not the same. However, successful businesses must have strong leaders and strong managers (this is increasingly important as companies hire more people). Strong leadership without strong management can result in chaos and inefficiency. Strong management […]

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Small business and startup tip: attack that bottleneck!

Mike | November 30th, 2009

When last I left you, I was off to enjoy my delicious hot pizza. Let me tell you, it was yummy! While eating it I was considering how we might help out this local business by offering to show them ways that they might increase efficiency by eliminating a bottleneck in their process flow. Just […]

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Book Review: Twitterville by Shel Israel

Ross | November 29th, 2009

Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods, by Shel Israel, is different from the many Twitter books that have been published since 2007. This difference makes Twitterville a must read for any business that wants to leverage Twitter and doesn’t know where to begin. Here’s why: Twitterville offers an outstanding insight, through case […]

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Small business and startup tip: managing process flows to identify bottlenecks

Mike | November 23rd, 2009

Every business can be improved and efficiency increased. One method to identify ways to make your business more efficient is to evaluate the “process flow” you use to produce your business “output,” whether your output is a product or a service. There are several components to this analysis and I will walk you through a […]

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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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