Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Invitation Consultants

admin | April 25th, 2012

The Bridal Association of America reports that the average cost for a wedding’s invitations and reply cards is $659. (If you have a few extra minutes, check out that link to wedding stats.  It’s pretty fascinating.) Stationery is a very expensive venture, for both individuals and businesses alike. Invitation Consultants provide classy, customizable invitations at […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Milk & Media Studios

admin | March 16th, 2012

What do Werner Herzog, the NBA, and The Dark Knight have in common? Well, besides being awesome: Milk & Media Studios! The seeds for the film financing and production studio were planted when NBA star Elton Brand (yup, this guy) and film maker Harry Knapp worked together on a Werner Herzog movie, Rescue Dawn. If I’m […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stack Exchange and Super User

admin | February 22nd, 2012

Got a technical, software or programming question like, “Is a function larger than an array [in Javascript]?” Or, do you just want to know when the first use of a secret identity in a comic book was? Either way, I’ve got your answer. Well, I don’t, but Stack Exchange does. There’s a lot of user- […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Should I Get Married?

admin | February 15th, 2012

Valentine’s Day. Those words might send you into visions of long-stemmed roses and Michael Bolton or into a seizure of disgust and disillusion.  Or a shrug of absolute disinterest. But it’s today, the day after Valentine’s, that is the most interesting.  It’s the holiday I like to call: “WE’RE ENGAGED! NOW LOOK AT MY RING […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Geben Communication

admin | February 1st, 2012

Sometimes it seems like the world of entrepreneurs is approximately 5,000% male. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into a lecture about institutionalized sexism (though, largely male tech community: don’t tempt me!).  Instead, I want this to be a celebration of women who go out, start their own businesses, and get exactly what they […]

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12 Questions: Meet Vinay and Asha (India)

Audree | January 26th, 2012

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Studyers

admin | January 25th, 2012

Current education (I speak as a U.S. citizen) is a little–  how to say this delicately– well, stale. Kids come from playing highly interactive video games or browsing on the collaborative internet to sit in uncomfortable desks, read from textbooks published in 1969 that are falling apart, and take notes on paper in cursive.  How […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Twittapolls

admin | January 18th, 2012

So, we all know that social media is this thing that we’re supposed to use to promote our businesses. There are a billion articles telling small business owners that this is REALLY IMPORTANT and NECESSARY and VITAL,  or else we should go crawl into an analog, Web 1.0 hole and end it. This is mostly […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica

admin | January 4th, 2012

The stress of the holidays and debauchery of the New Year has faded away and, for a lot of us, this means we try to get serious about things we want to change in our lives. For some, this might mean losing weight, quitting smoking or finally watching all five Rocky films. According to, […]

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