Posts Tagged ‘small business’

crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Small Business

Ross | August 17th, 2010

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my 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 the links that I’ve liked and shared this past […]

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Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

Ross | August 11th, 2010

Not every entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation. Even so, it’s difficult (and perhaps impossible) to operate a small business or startup and not negotiate agreements with employees, vendors, customers, and others. And it’s impossible to work as a freelancer without negotiating agreements with your […]

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6 tips for startups and entrepreneurs: give it a break, already.

Mike | August 9th, 2010

I left early this morning for the first “real” vacation I have had in over a year and I am looking forward to eating lobster rolls in Maine (hear me, Jeff?) and pouring real maple syrup on my pancakes in Vermont. For entrepreneurs, it is critical to find time periodically to get away, recharge the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: SpotHero

Laura | August 6th, 2010

OK, I don’t know about you guys but parking in my neighborhood in Chicago is TERRIBLE. It takes me at least 20 minutes to find a spot and if we want to go out to eat around town… well, forget about it; you have to take a cab or public transit. For this reason I […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #50 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | August 5th, 2010

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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Twitter Link Roundup #49 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 29th, 2010

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 Marketing: Web Design Best Practices and Tips

Ross | July 28th, 2010

We’ve recently discussed several useful topics for small businesses and startups, including naming your company,  how to make you taglines stand out from the crowd., and tips for buyers looking for logo design. Today, we’ll cover web design marketing best practices and tips for small business. Most businesses, from one person start-ups to small and […]

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Small business love: trucks, pop-ups, and nomadic goodness

Mike | July 26th, 2010

Even in non-recessionary times it can be difficult to get a new business off the ground. Start-up costs are high, investors are keeping the purse-strings tied tight, and customers are not exactly spending with élan. The restaurant business, traditionally a hothouse for entrepreneurism, suffered greatly in the current downturn but is rebounding, with industry-wide sales […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #48 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 22nd, 2010

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 and startups: engage your customers the old(spice)-fashioned way

Mike | July 19th, 2010

Customer loyalty is critical to all businesses, and this loyalty can be built by small businesses by engaging their audience with their own brands through content creation. Blog posts, videos, advertising, and social media interaction should be designed to serve a larger engagement strategy. The last few weeks have seen an explosion online, on TV, […]

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