Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

Small business and startup tips: training day!

Mike | July 18th, 2011

Just like our larger brethren in the Fortune 100, lots of small businesses have training programs for their workers: lectures, classes, role-playing exercises, and motivational speaker sessions. However, most small businesses and startups ignore training programs altogether, or cobble together ad hoc strategies when on-boarding new hires. These differing approaches are sometimes stylistic, sometimes strategic, […]

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The July cS Award

Ross and Mike | July 6th, 2011

The July cS Award of $1,000 will be given to a designer or writer who has the highest average buyer score for all entries they submit to crowdSPRING projects during July. To be eligible, you must participate, during the month of July, in at least five (5) projects on crowdSPRING and submit at least ten […]

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Announcing The Very First cS Award!

Ross and Mike | July 5th, 2011

Last month we announced that we would be issuing a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The first award was to go the the designer or writer who was awarded at least one project during the month of June, and who had the highest average buyer score for […]

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America’s founding entrepreneurs: revolution at work

Mike | July 5th, 2011

On this Independence Day, 2011 I have been thinking about the summer of ’76 and America’s Founding Fathers. Their importance to the world has been analyzed every way imaginable; thousands of books have been written about their efforts and accomplishments, and they are held up to generations as examples of great political and military leaders. […]

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Announcing The New cS Awards

Ross and Mike | June 15th, 2011

Starting this June, crowdSPRING will have monthly cS Awards to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. At the beginning of each month, we’ll announce the criteria for that month’s cS Award – we’ll  do our best to keep it simple and objective – and to focus on honoring quality work. […]

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12 Questions: Meet Keith Woodruff (USA)

Audree | June 14th, 2011

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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10 Tips for small business: surveying your customers

Mike | May 3rd, 2011

One of the most important things a business can do is to invest the time to understand its customers. This can be accomplished in several ways: by collecting and analyzing business data, by observing customer behavior, or by studying comparable companies. Or, you could always just take the simple approach and ask them. This simple, […]

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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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