Posts Tagged ‘startups’

Small Business and Startups: What Type of Boss Are You?

Mike | February 9th, 2015

I like to think of myself as a benevolent boss – guiding the team with a wise and gentle hand. Except on those occasions when I am not. Day-to-day I don’t think a great deal about the bossing-style I practice, but when I do take time to reflect, I realize that I have some very serious shortcomings […]

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Small Business and Startups: What I am Using Now (5 Free Tools!)

Mike | February 2nd, 2015

As a manager of a small, online business I wear a whole range of hats: I supervise marketing, customer service, engineering, business intelligence, HR, and operations (among other things). My days are full, my hours are long, and my budget is ever limited. Like all of us, I am constantly looking for money-savers and productivity-boosters and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #254 – Sweet, Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | January 30th, 2015

Computer viruses are a huge threat to business large and small – one small infection can lead to a widening crack in the cyber-door to our businesses. Same goes for viruses of the medical kind and last week we saw what happens when large numbers of people choose to forego their children’s vaccinations. Measles, anyone? […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #253 – Wonderful resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | January 23rd, 2015

The Super Bowl is one week away and boy are we excited! Not so much abut the game, or the ads, or the half-time spectacle, but rather for the inevitable swipes, jokes, and satire that will follow. Get warmed up with this video and learn what the players, coaches, and officials are really saying down there […]

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Small Business and Startups: Hold Hands and Leverage Your Customer Service

Mike | January 19th, 2015

From Day One we viewed crowdSPRING as the ultimate light-touch, self-serve, highly scalable internet business. We determined that we would build the product and out website such that even the least sophisticated visitor could learn for themselves how the system worked and could then take self-led actions to source the creative services they came looking for. Our […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #252 – Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | January 16th, 2015

Open office plans work for many small companies but some teams just do not function well no matter what the office looks like. Here is one company (and one worker) that struggles with the issues common to all of us. Just with some unique personality twists – enjoy! But enough about office life – it’s time for our weekly roundup! […]

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5 things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Charlie Hebdo

Mike | January 12th, 2015

Ugh. We woke up one morning last week to the worst of news: 12 people had been slaughtered in Paris for saying what they felt needed saying, for challenging the status quo, and for pursuing a business model they had built over decades. This news touched us at crowdSPRING in a meaningful way: the people who were […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #251 – Cool ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | January 9th, 2015

Tragedy will not stop the creative mind nor the creative process. It’s time once more for our weekly roundup! Great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We do like to talk about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other […]

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Small Businesses and Startups – 3 New Years Reflections and Resolutions

Mike | January 5th, 2015

Alright then. Hangover from New Years eve is gone these past few days. The last long weekend of the holidays is done. And now, once again, we turn our gaze lovingly back to our business, our customers, and our team. As managers, we are so focused on the moment at hand, the task that needs accomplishing, the […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #250 – The very best ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | January 2nd, 2015

With the new year, our thoughts at crowdSPRING invariably focus on what we have in excess: winter, winter, winter. And with winter comes our favorite team outing of the year: Skiing! Check out the beautiful video above and perhaps you’ll be inspired to join in, too And now, properly primed for the cold New Year, it’s […]

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