Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business

Ross | April 5th, 2011

Entrepreneurs frequently ask me for advice on finding early customers for a product or service, and how to leverage those customers to market to a larger community of potential customers. This is not easy to do, but there are a few things you can do that can help. In this video, I offer five tips, […]

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10 things entrepreneurs can learn from musicians

Mike | March 21st, 2011

I have written several posts now about ways entrepreneurs can learn from people and from the world around them. A few months ago I wrote about how much we can learn from kids (e.g. kids know how to entertain themselves) and last month I shared thoughts about what we can learn from dogs (e.g. dogs love […]

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Lean Marketing: Customer service strategies for small businesses and startups

Mike | March 14th, 2011

Of the many things businesses can do well (or fail at) none is more important than customer service. Although the marketing textbooks, don’t consider it to be one aspect of a solid marketing plan, this key function should be considered as a part of your marketing and approached the same way you would approach any […]

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Tips for small business: Dear applicant, please show me what I need to see

Mike | March 7th, 2011

Last week I wrote about the pain many small businesses experience when hiring new employees: the effort involved, the cost, the time and the risk. I suggested 10 things employers can do to ease the load and make the process smoother, less risky, and (hopefully) more successful. Today I want to speak to the job […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: LLWorldTour

Laura | February 22nd, 2011

I am so over this Winter in Chicago so, naturally, when I saw a logo project on the site for a blog about traveling the world I had to take a look. Little did I know, there was so much more to the blog than just world travel. Lisa Lubin, the Magellan behind LLWorldTour, is […]

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crowdSPRING on Good Morning America

Ross | February 17th, 2011

Last year in our 12 Questions interview series, we profiled Tiffany Reed, a single mom living in Virginia and working as a graphic designer on crowdSPRING. This past week, Tiffany’s design work on crowdSPRING was covered by Good Morning America (America’s most popular morning show) on their national television show and an accompanying article – […]

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Masked Vigilantes, Punk Rock, Customer Service and Why Apples Turn Brown

Ross | February 11th, 2011

Our customer service team has answered well over 100,000 questions from customers. As our community has grown (crowdSPRING now has over 120,000 buyers and creatives on crowdSPRING, from nearly every country in the world), we sometimes receive unusual notes from customers. For example, last year, one customer wrote to us with the following opening line: […]

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