Small business

The Benefits of Working at a Start Up

Angeline | August 12th, 2008

We got the pictures back today from a photo shoot we did earlier last week. We’ll share more of our ridiculousness with you all in the upcoming days, but just take note that one of the benefits of working at crowdSPRING is that our co-founder Ross Kimbarovsky is always ready and willing to be your […]

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Weekly Glance of Awesomeness #2

Angeline | August 7th, 2008

Hello ladies and gents, Welcome to the second installment of my Weekly Glance of Awesomeness. If you didn’t catch last week’s dose of awesome, every Thursday I’ll climb the peak of Mount crowdSPRING to seek out interesting projects on our site. If you have any tips or suggestions for future Glances of Awesomeness, feel free […]

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Rockin the House (er, office)

Mike | July 19th, 2008

The Wii has invaded the shores of crowdSPRING HQ and like all things “game” the response from the team was immediate and visceral. After some argument over the playground rules governing the choosing of teams, it was Ross vs. Chad in Guitar Hero: Those of us with teenage children, and others of us not far […]

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We’re Ready For Mixed Doubles in Ping-Pong

Ross | July 17th, 2008

Only a very small percentage of developers are women. This already tiny number is even smaller in the open source community. Google – one of the most successful companies on this planet – has one of the best educated group of employees in the world. And Google credits much of its success to its emphasis […]

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Hello From Your New Community Manager…

Angeline | July 16th, 2008

Hi everyone! I’m Angeline, your new Community Manager. I feel very special since Ross dedicated TWO blog entries to my arrival, but I also wanted to personally introduce myself to all of you crowdSPRINGers! (crowdSPRINGians, crowdSPRINGites? You choose.) Over the next couple of days, you’ll see me posting more in the forum and the blog, […]

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Googley Principles – Not For Design Only

Ross | June 27th, 2008

Late in 2007, Google’s User Experience group articulated design principles that guide Google designs around the world – design the “Googley” way. The team defined those principles as follows: 1. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. 2. Every millisecond counts. 3. Simplicity is powerful. 4. Engage beginners and attract experts. 5. Dare to […]

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Disruptive-sourcing

Mike | June 12th, 2008

crowdSPRING is an unusual way of sourcing creative services. We are working to create a new model, one that seeks to deconstruct and disrupt the traditional process and showcase the talents of an under-served, underdog community of creatives. In addition to the many experienced, highly trained professionals that populate our site, we are proud that […]

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A good Guy

Pete | June 12th, 2008

While we can’t say that we know him personally, we do know this – Guy Kawasaki is a good guy and a friend of crowdSPRING. Or maybe a friend of a friend of crowdSPRING. Either way, Guy stuck up for us the other day and so we owe him one. So, help us return the […]

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Under The Radar | Social Media and Entertainment Conference

Ross | June 4th, 2008

We had a really great time meeting lots of cool start-ups and people at the June 3, 2008 Under the Radar | Social Media and Entertainment event in Silicon Valley. A total of 32 start-ups presented at the conference. Mike and I watched many of the presentations and were very excited to be presenting with […]

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