Videos

Steve Jobs In His Own Words

Ross | October 6th, 2011

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me. [Steve Jobs] You have put a ding in the universe, Steve. We will miss you. If you haven’t seen Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, take […]

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Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business

Mike | October 3rd, 2011

Last week I was struck by a news story that was unusual in several respects. I turned on the news to see video of a small group of rock climbers rappelling down the exterior of the Washington Monument. The sported the typical gear one would expect to see on such folks: harnesses, helmets, ropes, and […]

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Fun With Typography

Ross | September 22nd, 2011

I stumbled on a fun project by Alessandro Novelli, an Italian designer who created a spelling video, where each character is the initial letter of a font name. Here’s the short video: If you’re interested, here’s a nice writeup on how Alessandro Novelli created the video.

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Tips On Defining The Size of a Market for a Startup Business

Ross | July 19th, 2011

It’s important to properly measure the size the market in which you hope to compete. Without this information, it’s very difficult to raise funds, understand how much you can/should spend on product development and marketing, evaluate the success of your marketing efforts, etc. In the following video, I offer five suggestions that can help you […]

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Social Media Revolution – Facts and Figures (Updated)

Ross | June 30th, 2011

A few years ago, Erik Qualman, the author of Socialnomics, produced a popular video highlighting the impressive facts and figures about the growing popularity of social media. Erik updated that video in 2010 and has just released a third update (below) which shows the impressive dominance of social media across the world. Some examples mentioned […]

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Website Traffic or Conversions: Which Is More Important?

Ross | June 21st, 2011

Most companies, especially small business and startups, obsess about the amount of traffic to their online sites. Site traffic is important – it brings attention, a certain degree of validation, and the opportunity to convert visitors into users or paying customers. But traffic alone isn’t enough and more importantly, we tend to overestimate its impact. A […]

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Don’t Delegate Until You’ve Done It

Ross | June 8th, 2011

Many startups fail because their leaders focus on doing things right, instead of doing the right things. They hire employees who can effectively execute tactics (do things right) but who have difficulty figuring out what needs to be done (doing the right things). But how can you decide the right things that need to be […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work

Ross | May 11th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Mark Achler

Mike | May 4th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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crowdSPRING Celebrates Shakespearean Sonnet Day

Ross | April 26th, 2011

Can you believe that our last Shakespearean sonnet day was in November 2009? This is partly because until now, everyone was afraid to challenge Kevin, our customer service guru and reigning Shakespearean sonnet champion. If you’re wondering what Shakespearean sonnet day is – we made it up. We read Shakespearean sonnets to celebrate … umm […]

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