Posts Tagged ‘small biz’

Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | June 19th, 2015

The 1980s. Anybody else remember that awesome decade? In spite of Reagan and his ‘nomics, we did manage to have some fun, listen to some great music, and sit on some really weird Milan-inspired designer furniture. But perhaps best of all was the technology that was booming. Who here had a walkman? I had several […]

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Small Business and Startups: Things to do Before I Die (Entrepreneur’s version)

Mike | June 15th, 2015

I write often about setting goals and defining strategy, but I rarely think about those things in a personal context. What should my own goals be for the next 10 years and beyond? What strategies can I use to accomplish those goals? As startup founders go, I am a pretty old guy. When we started […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #273 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | June 12th, 2015

Language evolves, and just like Darwin theorized, the strongest word thrive and survive and the weakest… Well the weakest just get relegated to the Oxford English Dictionary, buried somewhere around page 2,315. Our pals over at boredpanda took the time to list out a whole bunch of new words that are quickly rising to the […]

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Their Own Customers (We Did!)

Mike | June 8th, 2015

It is certainly not the first time I’ve said this, but the point bears repeating: your customer’s voices are the thing you should be paying the closest attention to. Today. There are many ways to get your ear to the rail and listen to what they have to say: surveys, exit questionnaires, customer service emails, live […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #272 – Picture-perfect Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | June 5th, 2015

We get some cool projects on crowdSPRING. But what could be cooler than a HoverBoard? And who cooler to deomonstrate than Tony Hawk! Please don’t try that at home! Instead it might be a good time to roll into our weekly Roundup! Have a go at this week’s set of links and articles that we shared with you over […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | May 29th, 2015

Too weird, right? Metallica? Mellow? But perhaps a great way to start the weekend, am I right? A hard act to follow, perhaps, but get yourself ready, because it’s time now for our weekly Roundup! This week’s set of lovely links and attractive articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | May 22nd, 2015

Dan Deacon is an electronic musician with a huge following. Crowds go crazy at his live shows where audience participation and collaboration is a core element of the performance. So it is now surprise that Deacon put his head together with 9 animators to collaborate on a new video for his song, “When I Was Done Dying.” Sponsored by […]

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarten Teachers

Mike | May 18th, 2015

If you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher, raise your hand. In a poll of adults, almostporno 70%  could recall the person with great clarity.  This is remarkable, because not only was this decades ago but the respondents were just 5 or 6 years old at the time! Our very first teachers were memorable because they were sources of […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #269 – Impeccable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | May 15th, 2015

As a small business owner I worry a great deal about productivity: how to achieve it, how to maximize it and how to maintain it. This video shows how easily your productivity, whether work or leisure related can quickly be undermined by those we love mostporno. Who you ask? Our pets, of course! These furry, warm, […]

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Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign

Mike | May 11th, 2015

There comes a time when a business looks hard at its website and lets out a groan of dismay. Your website is out-dated, out-moded, and out-competed and it doesn’t take a genius to see. Your own customers may have been telling you to get it together and, whether you are listening or not, it doesn’t […]

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