Small business

Just Do It Right The First Time

Ross | November 18th, 2008

Nike achieved unprecedented heights with it’s “Just Do It” campaign several decades ago. “Just Do It” has been one of the most memorable marketing slogans of all time. We can all benefit from a variation on that tagline: Just Do It Right The First Time. Let’s face it – while there are plenty of exceptions, […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Angeline | November 17th, 2008

Greetings to everyone in crowdSPRING land – Over the past 4 months as Community Manager at crowdSPRING, I’ve had the pleasure of working with 7 of the most dedicated, creative, funny, charming, and handsome fellas a girl could ask for. Seriously, our office might as well be FindAStud.com! (Okay. Maybe I’m exaggerating just a little.) […]

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Weekly Glance of Awesomeness #15

Angeline | November 13th, 2008

It’s Thursday! Thursday means that it’s almost Friday, but more importantly, it means a good dose of awesomeness for us crowdSPRINGers. I’ve dug through the active projects on our site, and here are four of them that I think are pretty nifty. Check ‘em out! Glance #1: Belly Dance T-Shirt Design The Award: $150 End […]

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Take control by giving control

Chris | November 11th, 2008

For those of you familiar with MySpace, you know users can customize their profiles. The funny part is, MySpace didn’t (until recently) give you many options to do so, especially in the realm of styling. Basically, users get around a lack of personalization by putting styles inline directly into a field it was not intended […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Focus On Today And Not Tomorrow

Ross | November 11th, 2008

People often worry about the future and make decisions that may not have any impact for months or years. While it’s important to consider the future, doing so might cause you to lose focus about the present. This is particularly true when running a business, and especially true in today’s challenging economic times. So, let me offer five reasons […]

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Weekly Glance of Awesomeness #14

Angeline | October 30th, 2008

Howdy folks, It’s time for the Weekly Glance of Awesomeness! Check out these fun projects that you might like participate in (or just admire from afar): Glance #1: Texas Divorce Bootcamp Logo The Award: $250 End Date: November 3rd The Breakdown: Although going through a divorce is neither easy nor enjoyable, the idea of a […]

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crowdSPRING Lolcats

Angeline | October 28th, 2008

If you have no clue as to what an “Lolcat” is, then you have probably never been bored and on the internet. Made popular by websites such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, these grammatically incorrect and sassy felines have invaded monitors worldwide with their silliness. These Lolcats are so rampant among the internet that The […]

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The Evolution of a co-Founder

Angeline | October 23rd, 2008

Today marks a monumental day in crowdSPRING history. As a company filled with creative, like-minded individuals who love and appreciate good design and usability, it’s no surprise that the soft glow of Apples beam throughout the office on our MacBook Pros. Pete even has the copy from the heralded “Think Different” Apple advertising campaign taped […]

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Worry About What You Say More Than What Others Say About You

Ross | October 20th, 2008

The blogosphere and print media are full of articles about corporations leveraging the Internet, including social networks such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter (among others), to provide customer service and to manage their online reputations. I recently wrote about “personal brands” and whether people are brands. We spend far too much time worrying about what others […]

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