Small business

Short Interview – Jerome (the French Guy)

Ross | February 2nd, 2009

Jerome suggested it would be cool to interview people on our team. I thought it was an awesome idea. And Jerome was surprised to be the first interviewee. Here we go: Interview With Jerome Derradji – crowdSPRING’s Customer Service Guru from Ross Kimbarovsky on Vimeo. And in case you doubt he studies ping-pong videos on […]

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Friday fun facts

Mike | January 30th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at our data and analyzing that 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 […]

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In defense of meetings

Pete | January 29th, 2009

It is with sound mind and body that I willingly write this post.  I know full well this won’t be warmly received but I can’t be silenced.  My name is Pete, and I like meetings. OK, let me clarify – I don’t like ALL meetings.  But I do like one.  So much so, that I […]

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Helping Is Happiness

Jerome | January 26th, 2009

Recently, Ross wrote about how each person can impact others: “think about how you can help others. Imagine how much good you can do if you help just one person per day. Imagine how much good THEY would do if they too help one person per day.” Customer service is about helping others. We’ve all […]

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Exploring Chicago…and FUTON!!!

Stuart | January 19th, 2009

Well…I’ve been here about a week and a half now here in the lovely (and miserably cold) city of Chicago. I’ve had some trials and tribulations…basically revolving around the wonderfulness that taking two suitcases out to a city and moving into an apartment entails (I’m not including pictures yet…because well it’s hilariously bare). This weekend […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Teaming 4 Technology

Ross | January 16th, 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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I can haz crowdSPRING Job?

Stuart | January 8th, 2009

What up? Stu here and I am your new community marketing manager. (or the Angeline termed “Deputy of Awesome”) Although I will fail miserably if I try to do headstands for you. Nor am I nearly as cute as Angeline. However…I do have kick ass hair and I will do my best to fill Angeline’s […]

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Thank you!

Ross and Mike | January 6th, 2009

We asked for your help and you voted like mad. And not just voted. You wrote emails. You made calls. You blogged. You tweeted. You (apparently) yelled from the rooftops (we heard). And it worked. Wow! We are humbled, awed, proud, inspired, and (deeply) in debt to you. WIRED let us know late yesterday: crowdSPRING […]

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Chicago: the new capitol of community-based goodness?

Mike | January 5th, 2009

So, what is it about Chicago? In 1922 the Chicago Tribune held a contest. They offered $50,000 to the crowd to come up with a design for their new headquarters building – “the most beautiful and eye-catching building in the world.” They received 260 entries and the winning entry was built and stands today at 435 […]

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Happiness Is Helping

Ross | December 31st, 2008

Can you make a difference if you help just one person per day? You bet! Many of us become involved with efforts to help the environment, cancer research, and numerous other large-scale causes. Those efforts are worthy and important. Some of us help by donating money. Others help by volunteering their time. At the end […]

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