Posts Tagged ‘small business’

The Science of Bad Decisions and How You Can Avoid Making Them

Arielle | April 6th, 2016

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgement. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Know That Failure Is Rarely Permanent

Ross | April 5th, 2016

If you do something that carries more risk, you are more likely to fail. That’s one reason so many people fear failure. But if you risk nothing, you risk everything. The most successful entrepreneurs take calculated risks and are always willing to fail. The question isn’t whether you will fail – everyone fails at something. […]

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How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

Arielle | March 30th, 2016

The business world changes frequently and quickly, making it difficult for small businesses and entrepreneurs to keep up with new trends. But if small business owners and entrepreneurs fail to keep up with these trends, they will be left behind in the dust as the technology, organization, and marketing techniques in their industries change. A […]

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4 Fears Leaders Must Overcome To Help Their Businesses Succeed

Arielle | March 23rd, 2016

Fear is one of the most common, innate emotions we feel as human beings. From a psychological point of view, fear is a reaction from your Lizard Brain – the part of your brain that is very primitive. Fear is a survival tactic – it warns and protects us against dangers. It can also paralyze […]

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5 Strategies To Increase Productivity In Open Offices

Ross | March 21st, 2016

More and more companies, especially startups, are adopting open office floor plans. Today, nearly 70% of all offices have open floor plans. Companies of all sizes see open offices as an opportunity to reduce real estate footprint and costs – you can put more people into an open layout. In fact, as more companies embrace […]

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4 Toxic Behaviors All Successful Leaders Avoid

Arielle | March 15th, 2016

The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners are good leaders. Notice I didn’t say good managers or bosses – good leaders. This is because good leaders are often good bosses. Good leaders know what has to be done and who should do it. They work to put their team in the best position to succeed. […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #296 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

Ross | March 11th, 2016

What motivates us to do or not to do something? Here’s a terrific talk by Tony Robbins on the “invisible force” that motivate everyone’s actions. Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (and on my Twitter […]

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Mastering the Art of Persuasion: How To Get What You Want

Arielle | March 9th, 2016

Persuasion is a delicate art form. It’s easy to be ineffective when trying to persuade, but also remarkably easy to be overbearing. As a business owner or entrepreneur, your job is mostly to persuade. You must persuade people to come work for you, stay in your company, follow your lead, become a customer, be a […]

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3 Steps to Becoming a Networking Ninja

Arielle | March 2nd, 2016

Ninjas are agile, fast, and efficient. Business networking is typically the exact opposite. It’s often slow, confused, and discombobulated. Yet, while many people avoid it, networking is one of the most important tools in a business owner’s toolkit. When we network, we increase our knowledge and opportunities, and we also amplify the messages we spread […]

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Small Business Customer Service Tips: The Art of the Short Reply

Keri | February 25th, 2016

When I first joined the customer support team at crowdSPRING, I was convinced that every customer or creative needed detailed replies; the next great American novel in email response form. More content means good customer service, right? Boy, was I wrong about that. Think about your own experiences as a customer. Would you rather save […]

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