Start ups

Start-up Tip: When To Leave Your Full-Time Job

Ross | September 3rd, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Start-up Tip: Lead By Example, Not By Title

Ross | August 29th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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The Benefits of Working at a Start Up #2

Angeline | August 27th, 2008

“Does this adapter make me look fat?” Boy, do I like to create series in the Blog…but more than that, I am just really excited to post this lovely picture of our fearless leaders, crowdSPRING co-Founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky. Earlier this month, Chicagoans were oh-so-lucky enough to experience a tornado rolling through our […]

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Start-up Tip: Surround Yourself With Smart People

Ross | August 25th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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laFraise vs. crowdSPRING

Angeline | August 18th, 2008

Calling all crowdSPRING creatives: We’ve teamed up with laFraise to host a t-shirt design project on their site for our community. The theme? “Creativity is….” (Would you expect anything less from a creative marketplace?) There’s quite the hefty reward involved for the top 3 entries, so keep reading for all the details… Who is LaFraise? […]

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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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Fear of Failure

Ross | August 4th, 2008

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einsten People fear many things – death, heights, insects, rejection, criticism, etc. The fear of failure is perhaps one of the greatest (and most dangerous) fears. For many people, it is much easier to not take risks because risk often translates […]

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Taking Ideas to the Next Level

Angeline | July 29th, 2008

There are ideas, and then there are HUGE ideas. Virgin founder Richard Branson is no stranger to big ideas. Anyone who can develop a brand and turn it into a record company, chain of Megastores, mobile phone provider, hotel, and airline deserves serious applause. Yesterday, Branson outdid himself with the launch of WhiteKnightTwo, a carrier […]

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Ideals and Reality

Ross | July 22nd, 2008

The 4-day workweek. The 4-hour work week. Sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to work 4 days every week and then play for 3 days? It’s not surprising that tens of thousands of books have been written about efficiency, about working less, about being more productive, about getting more out of your day, […]

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Typography is Sexy: Part 1

Angeline | July 21st, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been brainstorming at the crowdSPRING office on ways we can provide more resources for our creatives. One of the ideas we came up with is having guest bloggers spotlight topics of interest to our community. We are very happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Adelle Charles, who runs […]

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