Posts Tagged ‘web design’

Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

Ross | March 4th, 2014

If you don’t have a dedicated website for your startup or small business, you are not alone. But you’re in grave danger to fall further behind your competition. You might be slowly building a fan base on Facebook (if you’re buying fans on Facebook by advertising, you’re very likely wasting your money), sharing small bits […]

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Consumers Prefer Better Looking Websites

Ross | July 13th, 2011

Successful businesses know that to develop long-term relationships with their customers, they must find  ways to build trust. This is not as easy to do as it sounds. According to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer study, U.S. consumer trust of companies dropped 8 points from 2010 to 2011. In fact, this trend seems to be […]

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The July cS Award

Ross and Mike | July 6th, 2011

The July cS Award of $1,000 will be given to a designer or writer who has the highest average buyer score for all entries they submit to crowdSPRING projects during July. To be eligible, you must participate, during the month of July, in at least five (5) projects on crowdSPRING and submit at least ten […]

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Announcing The New cS Awards

Ross and Mike | June 15th, 2011

Starting this June, crowdSPRING will have monthly cS Awards to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. At the beginning of each month, we’ll announce the criteria for that month’s cS Award – we’ll  do our best to keep it simple and objective – and to focus on honoring quality work. […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Thumbtack Press

Amanda | April 4th, 2011

Most of us have probably taken a gander in an art museum or two. We are able to recognize da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and recite Vincent van Gogh’s ear-choppingly bizarre biography from grade school art classes.  However, art did not stop developing with Andy Warhol in the 1960’s and it can be a struggle to […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: eatingGF.com

Amanda | March 10th, 2011

  I fluctuated between being a vegan and vegetarian for nearly three years.  Though the promise of breakfast sausage eventually lured me back to the dark side, I still feel a certain kinship and understanding with those that have special dietary needs. It can be daunting and down-right frustrating to find a restaurant that has […]

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Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design

Ross | January 26th, 2011

Whether you’re an entrepreneur opening your first restaurant or a seasoned business owner with many years of experience in the restaurant industry, you face many challenges. Among the most important of these challenges is your restaurant’s website. A strong web design can help a restaurant to more effectively market itself, can help convert visitors who […]

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Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource

Ross | January 4th, 2011

Only several years ago, many startups and small businesses could not effectively compete against larger and better financed competitors. Today, inexpensive and free small business marketing tools, outstanding small business programs from Google, and crowdsourcing have made it possible for startups and small businesses to level the playing field. In this post, we’ll discuss five […]

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