Small business

A Simple Thank You Can Be Very Powerful

Ross | December 18th, 2008

Technology has transformed the way we communicate. Email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, and other forms of  communications have allowed people who would not have “met” ten years ago to develop social relationships. We get many great emails from people every day thanking us for what we do. Those emails put huge smiles on the […]

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Can He Really Do Handstands?

Judson | December 12th, 2008

Oh jeez guys. I’m really nervous. In fact, I really didn’t even know what to say. But, I’m seriously happy and pumped to say that I work here now. Crazy, right?! Let me introduce myself: I’m Judson Collier, and I’m a 17 year old (yes, 17. I actually said in my application that I was […]

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What Does Tribal Leadership Teach Us About Building Strong Communities and Organizations?

Ross | December 10th, 2008

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization (by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright). Most people believe that innovation, quality and success is the product of great leadership. A ten year, 24,000 person study found that “tribes”, naturally forming groups of between 20-150 people, and not leaders, drive success in virtually all […]

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Help Us Help You!

Angeline | December 5th, 2008

There are winners, and there are losers. We’d like to think we fall on the winning side of life (our Moms do too!), but we’re never afraid to ask for help when needed. And with that being said, we need your help! It’s not often that we ask you for favors (OK, maybe it is […]

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Jason Calacanis’s “120% Solution” is Wrong

Ross | December 5th, 2008

Earlier this week, Jason Calacanis sent an essay to his mailing list titled “The 120% Solution”. A copy of the essay is posted to Calacanis’s blog. In his essay, Calacanis advocates working 20% more – by adding a sixth day to our workweek – until “America takes care of its debt, untangles the housing mess […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back

Ross | December 3rd, 2008

crowdSPRING is proud to announce a new effort, just in time for the holidays. Give Back is our 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 […]

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I Tried To Do Handstands For You…

Angeline | December 2nd, 2008

So, as my final days are approaching at crowdSPRING (sniff), I’ve been deep in the trenches, looking for the perfect person to fill my Womens’ size 6 1/2 shoes, and although my feet aren’t very big, they are quite capable, spunky, and dedicated! There’s a lot of excitement going on at cS central, and there […]

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How To Succeed As A Creative On crowdSPRING – Community Guide

Ross | December 1st, 2008

crowdSPRING is fortunate to have an amazing community of creatives. They number in the thousands, come from more than 125 countries [as of July 2010 - more than 175 countries], speak hundreds of languages, cover all age groups, demographics, experience, religions, etc. They’ve created graphics designs for companies in virtually every country of the world […]

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Simple Things Make A Difference

Ross | November 26th, 2008

Earlier today, I re-tweeted something from Ken Walden (SuperHatz on Twitter). In his tweet, Ken said: “Do something in your business to help make a process better by 5, 10, 15%, now. Simple actions are the most effective.” Shortly after I re-tweeted Ken’s tweet, it occurred to me that we mostly focus on long-term goals […]

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