Small business

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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How crowdSPRING Works – The (Very Short) Movie

Ross | July 17th, 2009

Most people say that a book is way better than a movie. But we’re not dummies. We know you won’t read a 500 page novel about how crowdSPRING works. Instead – here’s a 1 minute 42 second movie.

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Contracts For Designers Who Hate Contracts

Ross | July 15th, 2009

Every designer creates original work that is protected by copyright. Take the time to understand and protect your rights. Contracts For Designers Who Hate Contracts is a quick, 20 page read. Do you have any questions or suggestions for other topics you’d like to read about? Leave a comment…

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crowdSPRING By The Numbers

Ross | July 14th, 2009

UPDATED: March 17, 2010. People often ask questions about our community and marketplace. Here, we share our answers to the most common questions. 1. How many projects have been completed on crowdSPRING and how does crowdSPRING know this? Answer: crowdSPRING launched in May 2008. Since that time, over 9,647 projects have been completed on crowdSPRING. […]

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Still listening…

Mike | June 29th, 2009

In our first year-and-a-bit in business we have made a number of adjustments to our pricing. We continually review our business model, continually speak to our community, and continually listen to the feedback we receive. When we launched Pro projects back in September of last year, we set the minimum price at a very easy […]

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