Posts Tagged ‘small business’

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: BookTurtle

Amanda | June 29th, 2011

Buying books might be one of the guiltiest pleasures, ever.  The smell of the ink, the feel of the paper and, of course, the question of what to do when you’re done reading it.  Some are worth keeping and showing off on your book shelf.  But most do not make the cut. There’s few option […]

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The CLV three step: drive, convert, enrich.

Mike | June 27th, 2011

In a post last week, Ross discussed the need to find a balance between driving traffic and conversion for web-based businesses. It’s a great video and a very valuable discussion of one critical issue of strategic emphasis that many web-based businesses grapple with. Ross’s overriding point was that a business should not choose between a […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #91 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 24th, 2011

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Manor Works

Amanda | June 22nd, 2011

When I turned 21, I made a huge mistake.  Drunk (pun definitely intended) with my new I.D. wielding power, I felt my days of Keystone, Old Style and PBR were over and I began to dive into the world of craft beer.  As with most things in life, once you begin to drink quality beer, […]

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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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Lean Marketing 101: Giving good interview, or how to get a reporter to eat from your hand

Mike | June 20th, 2011

In the world of startups and small business there are two basic kinds of company: those the media pays attention to, and all the rest. If  your company has a compelling story, a unique product , or an interesting personality behind it you may be fortunate to leverage that advantage and convince a reporter to […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #90 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 16th, 2011

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Voguette

Amanda | June 15th, 2011

Keeping up with fashion trends is hard work, for those who are serious about it.  While Chanel and Prada are mainstays, it can be more rewarding to find smaller, boutique designers to buy from.  However, for most people, travelling around the world looking for unique designs is just not feasible. Luckily, Voguette.com exists to help […]

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Entrepreneurship at its most basic

Mike | June 13th, 2011

Greg Hartle is re-learning the hard way what it means to be an entrepreneur. A successful small businessman with a decade of experience, he set out this past winter to visit all 50 states, to interview 501 entrepreneurs from across the country and, at the same time,to  reinvent his life from scratch. On January 5th, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #89 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | June 9th, 2011

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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