Posts Tagged ‘transparency’

Small Business and Startups: Telling the Truth

Mike | October 19th, 2015

Telling the truth conjures images of cherry trees and axes. Violence followed by confession leads to redemption right? In business the truth can be elusive, even fungible. As much as we try to craft the perfect projections, what happens in business is never predictable and outcomes can not be conjured from a crystal ball. So […]

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Small Business and Startups: Teams and Transparency

Mike | June 22nd, 2015

How transparent is too transparent? At crowdSPRING we have worked hard since we first launched to share information openly and honestly with our users, our investors, and our team. We communicate regularly with customers about site issues, new features, and our policies and procedures. We ask for feedback and suggestions and, when users choose to share […]

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Small Business and Startups: Why Transparency Matters

Mike | March 16th, 2015

What we got here, is a failure. To communicate. Profound words from a film, that in retrospect, feels a bit dated and quaint. In the Paul Newman classic, “Coolhand Luke,” the antagonist uses those words to control the prisoners who are his charges, and those words usually communicate the punishment that is to follow. In […]

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Small Business and Startups: 6 Traits of Great Businesses

Mike | September 22nd, 2014

A few weeks back I wrote about 5 traits of leadership and some of the characteristics that great leaders share. Today let’s move away form the individual(s) that lead businesses and discuss the businesses themselves, shall we? Leadership is all well and good (not to mention completely necessary), but there is more to a business than simply […]

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Reputation and Community

Mike | April 29th, 2013

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about building relationships with your customers that are based on trust, loyalty, transparency, integrity, and honesty. While writing the post, I had in mind a project we have been working on at crowdSPRING for well over a year now. The team is really excited that in the next couple of […]

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Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty

Mike | April 15th, 2013

Trust is a key for driver for your customers. Do they trust you to produce a great product? Do they trust you to deliver a reliable service? Do they trust you with their money and their time? Establishing trust with your customers takes time and consistency, but it also takes data and transparency. Companies rely […]

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crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup On Social Media and Marketing

Ross | August 18th, 2010

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos 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 week about social media and marketing. The image is the […]

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