Posts Tagged ‘smallbiz’

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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Twitter Link Roundup #47 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 15th, 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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Legal Risks And Dangers Of $99 Logo Stores

Ross | July 14th, 2010

You have alternatives when purchasing a logo for your business. If you’re comfortable picking from several concept designs, you could work with a local designer or work remotely with a designer like Graham Smith (imjustcreative), an accomplished freelance logo and identity designer based in the United Kingdom. You could crowdsource your logo design project on […]

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Small business and startup tips: track your own customer service data

Mike | July 12th, 2010

It’s been over a year since I last updated the community on our efforts to build a world-class customer service organization. We are committed to providing great support and doing it in a timely, polite, and efficient manner. Since we launched in May of 2008 we have provided customer service via our online Help Center, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #46 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 8th, 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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Focus On Your Core Business Or You Will Fail

Ross | July 7th, 2010

Too often, startups risk getting misdirected by the media and customers to add features and functionality to a product or service that turn out to be collateral to the core business. I believe this is happening with Gowalla and Foursquare, among others. Both services have become media darlings, and both are obsessed with adding features […]

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Tips for writing with teams: 5 great collaboration tools (not to mention the Declaration of Independence)

Mike | July 6th, 2010

In high school we are taught that “writing means revising.” When working with teams, it is critical that the revision process be as simple and streamlined as possible. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the process: “In a true collaborative environment, each contributor has an almost equal ability to add, edit, and remove text. The writing […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #45 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 1st, 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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