Small business

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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Keep Things In Perspective

Ross | December 29th, 2008

It is not unusual to get bent out of shape, become angry, and to express our frustrations when things don’t go as planned. We do this when a potential client doesn’t select us for an assignment, when someone says something negative about us, our companies or people we care about, and in many more situations. […]

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The Culture of Customer Service

Jerome | December 19th, 2008

Ross recently wrote a post about talking with people, not to them. When it comes to customer service, many people forget this lesson. It’s simple. Customer service is first being human. Great customer service means listening, talking with customers, fixing what doesn’t work, and saying “I’m sorry” when you did something wrong. We look up […]

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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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