Posts Tagged ‘small business’

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AllBusinessCards.com

Amanda | August 11th, 2011

Business cards supposedly reveal a lot about a person. There are seemingly dozens of decisions to be made when choosing a business card, rounded versus square corners to color choice to card stock thickness.  Like it or not, people judge on the aesthetic merits of a business card.  It has to be clean, professional, pleasing […]

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Small business news: the debt ceiling deal. Good for small biz, or not so much?

Mike | August 8th, 2011

After an incredibly painful ordeal, the United States Congress gave birth to a new piece of legislation last week; the deal averted a debt crisis, trimmed the federal government’s budget by trillions of dollars, increased the amount of money the government is authorized to borrow, and has the potential to impact the lives of millions […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

Amanda | August 4th, 2011

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Most of us have probably thought at least once in our lives after receiving a less than desirable gift, “Wow, I wish I had just received money.” It […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #96 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 28th, 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: Slikc

Amanda | July 28th, 2011

There’s nothing more inconvenient than looking at pictures on someone’s smart phone.  I feel this is the appropriate time to insert the hashtag #firstworldproblems.  But, self-awareness be darned, because those moments of wrist grabbing, head tilting and eye straining are legitimately frustrating. Recognizing this, I introduce you all to PicoSnap by Slikc. PicoSnap is the […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #95 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 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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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hireology

Amanda | July 21st, 2011

With temperature highs steadying at a cool and comfy 100 degrees this week in Chicago, it’s too hot to bother with lengthy, clever intros.  So, I’ll just cut to the chase:  this week we’re featuring the website Hireology.com. Hiring new employees can be tricky– both Mike and Ross have covered this topic extensively in the […]

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Tips On Defining The Size of a Market for a Startup Business

Ross | July 19th, 2011

It’s important to properly measure the size the market in which you hope to compete. Without this information, it’s very difficult to raise funds, understand how much you can/should spend on product development and marketing, evaluate the success of your marketing efforts, etc. In the following video, I offer five suggestions that can help you […]

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Small business and startup tips: training day!

Mike | July 18th, 2011

Just like our larger brethren in the Fortune 100, lots of small businesses have training programs for their workers: lectures, classes, role-playing exercises, and motivational speaker sessions. However, mostporno small businesses and startups ignore training programs altogether, or cobble together ad hoc strategies when on-boarding new hires. These differing approaches are sometimes stylistic, sometimes strategic, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #94 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 15th, 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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