Posts Tagged ‘small business’

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work

Ross | May 11th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs: in praise of train schedules

Mike | May 10th, 2011

There is a myth that has developed over the years about entrepreneurs and their legendary 20 hour days. Everyone knows that we eat all of our meals at the office, sleep under our desks, never see our families, and forgo friends and social lives. Well there is a certain truth to that, but the entrepreneurial […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The Umbrella Initiative

Amanda | May 9th, 2011

As most of you know, starting a small business is hard.  It can be difficult enough when selling to the general public, where things like advertising and promotions can be used.  There’s an added element of difficulty when a company wants to receive government contract work. This week’s small business spotlight is the not-for-profit, The […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #84 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | May 5th, 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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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Mark Achler

Mike | May 4th, 2011

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PVPower

Amanda | May 3rd, 2011

Being from the Midwest, I’m pretty familiar with wind mills.  Driving through Iowa, Indiana or southern Illinois, they’re pretty hard to miss towering and turning on the horizon. In contrast, the only solar panel I’ve seen in real life was in Forest City, Iowa, a town I’d be hard-pressed to find a handful of people […]

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Lean startups: Office space for the 21st Century

Mike | April 25th, 2011

When starting a company it is important to figure out not just how the team will work together, but where the team will work together. Lots of factors will drive this decision, including what type of company you’re launching, who your customers are, how large your team will be, what your budget is, and where […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Mancx

Amanda | April 25th, 2011

After reading Charles Stross’ 2005 sci-fi novel, Accerlerando, Mattias Guilotte was excited.  The book’s theme is largely a question about the trade of information and communication. Inspired by the main character’s job in the book, he scribbled on a yellow sticker: “I want to be an information broker!”  Two years later, he still has that […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #83 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | April 21st, 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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