Small business

crowdSPRING 2.0 update

Tal | September 3rd, 2009

Hi, crowdSPRINGers! We, the development team, have been working hard to get crowdSPRING 2.0 ready for release, and haven’t had much time to interact with the community, except to take a break once in a while to see what exciting projects are posted, and see some inspiring creative work. But, just to keep us from […]

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Community corrosive

Mike | September 1st, 2009

Community. This is what crowdSPRING is truly about. We are a community that celebrates creativity, possibility, and fair competition. We are built to support our users and provide them with professional opportunity and value. Of course community is a delicate thing – even a strong community, built on common interests, support, and mutual respect, can be fragile and […]

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10 Awesome Online Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using

Ross | August 31st, 2009

crowdSPRING is a small business – our team totals nine people (and a really cute chocolate lab puppy named Lucy). As a small business, we leverage online tools to help us run our business efficiently and inexpensively. We are selective – we do our homework and always compare competitive products within any category. Before we […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – In Our Own Backyard

Ross | August 18th, 2009

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 its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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Weapon of Choice For a Duel? The Slinky!

Ross | August 14th, 2009

Hundreds of years ago, duels were resolved in an elegant, cultured way: one person killed the other with a pistol. Now, duels have become barbaric. Here are Jerome and Kevin, fighting it out with a crowdSPRING Slinky.

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You Want Banjo?

Ross | August 11th, 2009

Proving yet again that he is multi-talented (remember Shakespeare day?) – Kevin DeLury entertains us by playing the banjo this morning.

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Interview With crowdSPRING’s John Yang

Ross | August 7th, 2009

We’re very lucky. We have a great community and an awesome team. Meet one of our newest crowdSPRINGers – John (one of our senior software engineers). John is a true nomad. He came to the US from China at the age of 16, and while working towards his college degree, he enjoyed life and culture […]

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How NOT to Entertain Your Team

Ross | August 6th, 2009

Mike and I are always ready to entertain our team. Mike reads French poetry, which he translates on the fly into English. For some odd reason, he insists that we play French music while he is reading (we tried Swedish music, and the results were pretty horrible. We’re still recovering from that episode). I don’t […]

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Start-up tips: 10 Tips For Evaluating Your Competitors

Ross | August 3rd, 2009

If you’re working on a start-up or have an established company, there will come a time when you’ll need to evaluate your competitors. There are three components to a good competitive analysis: (1) defining the metrics and identifying the competitors you’re comparing, (2) gathering the data, and (3) the analysis. [NOTE: This post is a […]

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Interview With crowdSPRING’s Tal Liron

Ross | July 29th, 2009

We’re very lucky. We have a great community and an awesome team.  Meet one of our newest crowdSPRINGers – Tal. Tal speaks more languages than we do, can twist his body into yoga positions (most of which look really dangerous – and unhealthy), and, without doubt, colors outside the lines. Tal’s been writing software since […]

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