Small business

Fessing Up To Our Mistakes

Ross | May 7th, 2009

We started working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share some of […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Traffic Jam!

Mike | May 1st, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before…

Kevin | May 1st, 2009

So a guy walks into crowdSPRING… …that’s all I’ve got so far. Still working on it. Greetings and salutations, crowdSPRINGERs! Kevin DeLury here, doing all the new guy stuff that new guys are wont to. So far my time here has consisted of scuttlework: scrubbing the floors, polishing ping pong balls and re-doing the grip […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Creatives gettin’ biz-ay

Mike | April 24th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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crowdSPRING on TV

Ross | April 17th, 2009

A few days ago, Northwestern University’s Co-Director of Intelligent Information Laboratory, Kris Hammond, appeared on the TV show Chicago Tonight (channel 11 in Chicago) to talk about crowdsourcing. Hammond talked about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, crowdSPRING and Threadless. Here’s the video:

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Friday Fun Facts – Hello, Buyers!

Mike | April 17th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Welcome Newbies!

Mike | April 10th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Dear crowdSPRING Buyer….

Mike | April 3rd, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Sean Brant And His Flying Monkey

Ross | April 1st, 2009

Sean Brant, one of our talented developers, has told me repeatedly for the past year that he will NEVER EVER, NEVER EVER EVER, NEVER NEVER NEVER appear in a video. Did I mention he said NEVER EVER? I just love dares like that. Here’s Sean (and his flying monkey). crowdSPRING’s Sean Brant – Flying Monkey […]

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The Agony of Choosing the Winning Design: Will you get it right?

Jay | March 31st, 2009

So it’s time to pick the winning design of your crowdSPRING project. You’ve narrowed it down to the finalists: the best three or four designs. You agonize. Which one should you choose? Well guess what: It doesn’t matter. Whichever design you choose, it’s likely that your customers would choose something different. It happened to me […]

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