Posts Tagged ‘startup’

Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More

Ross | August 20th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post a ton of fun links pertaining to logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, here are […]

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Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More

Ross | August 5th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post a ton of fun links pertaining to logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, here are […]

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Start-up tips: 10 Tips For Evaluating Your Competitors

Ross | August 3rd, 2009

If you’re working on a start-up or have an established company, there will come a time when you’ll need to evaluate your competitors. There are three components to a good competitive analysis: (1) defining the metrics and identifying the competitors you’re comparing, (2) gathering the data, and (3) the analysis. [NOTE: This post is a […]

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Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More

Ross | July 29th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post a ton of fun links pertaining to logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, here are […]

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Twitter Link Roundup – Design, Entrepreneurship, Social Media And More

Ross | July 22nd, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post a ton of  fun links pertaining to logo design web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, here are […]

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Happy Anniversary

Ross and Mike | May 7th, 2009

We launched publicly on May 6, 2008, making yesterday our one year anniversary – a day that, it turns out, we did not celebrate although we’ll definitely remember. It was a difficult and humbling day for our team and, in the end, we sent the following email to everyone who registered on our site during […]

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Fessing Up To Our Mistakes

Ross | May 7th, 2009

We started working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share some of […]

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Ten Practical Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Tips

Ross | December 23rd, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Celebrate Incremental Success

Ross | November 20th, 2008

We have a daily five minute all-team meeting at crowdSPRING. At this meeting, we review key performance metrics from the day before. We share this information with the entire team because we believe in being transparent and because we want each person on the team to know how we are doing as a company and […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Focus On Today And Not Tomorrow

Ross | November 11th, 2008

People often worry about the future and make decisions that may not have any impact for months or years. While it’s important to consider the future, doing so might cause you to lose focus about the present. This is particularly true when running a business, and especially true in today’s challenging economic times. So, let me offer five reasons […]

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