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How To Use Design Thinking to Innovate Your Business

Katie Lundin | April 11th, 2017

“How did you come up with that? I could never think of that.” Creative people are often viewed as mysterious, whimsical and ineffable creatures. And yet, the innovation and solutions creativity generates have incredible value. What if I told you that there is a method to the madness? That you, too, can innovate and problem-solve […]

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7 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the World’s Best Brands

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 7th, 2017

Entrepreneurs and small business owners typically don’t believe they can learn anything useful from the biggest and most successful companies in the world. After all, brand building at-scale is typically very different than brand building in the startup and small business world. Nevertheless, smart entrepreneurs and small business owners pay careful attention to important market […]

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(Ebook) STAND OUT: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting, Growing, and Managing a Successful Business

Nick Bowersox | April 4th, 2017

Do you ever wonder why one entrepreneur fails while another succeeds? Sometimes, it boils down to luck. But, success and failure is about more than luck. It helps to have an advantage when starting out. Over the past two decades, crowdSPRING Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky has spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business […]

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The Small Business Guide to Crafting The Perfect Tagline or Slogan

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 31st, 2017

Coming up with a great company name for your new small business or startup can be challenging and time-consuming. Coming up with a memorable tagline or slogan can present an even greater challenge. A tagline is supposed to communicate to your customers and potential customers what sets you apart from your competition and also your […]

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13 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

Katie Lundin | March 31st, 2017

There’s a revolution going on in the world of entrepreneurship. Though business is traditionally considered a man’s world, the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report shows that the number of women-owned businesses in the US has grown at a rate 5 times faster than the national average over the past 9 years. And women-owned businesses are […]

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How 21 Brands Use Color to Influence Customers

Amanda Bowman | March 27th, 2017

Color is everywhere, and the way we interpret it can be categorized into pretty clearly defined areas. Did you know that red can excite you while blue has been shown to soothe? Black breathes an air of sophistication, whereas a bright yellow feels playful and fun. With that in mind, it is no surprise that […]

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6 Successful Entrepreneurs and the Books That Changed Their Lives

Katie Lundin | March 24th, 2017

People who love to read know that cracking open a new book often leads to a new adventure. A good book is memorable long after you finish reading it. A great book can change your life. We wanted to know what books helped to shape the lives of some of the world’s best entrepreneurs. If you’re […]

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Fresh from the SPRING: Gernet

Audree | March 23rd, 2017

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize this gem submitted in this packaging design project: The challenge of this project was to create a packaging design for an all natural snack. It needed to be flexible enough to work with different flavors while […]

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