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 […]

Read full post »

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 […]

Read full post »

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 […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica

admin | January 4th, 2012 Corps-Africa.jpg

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, […]

Read full post »

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Eboo Patel

Ross Kimbarovsky | January 4th, 2012

We’re thrilled to be part of a new web/TV reality series – Trep Life – giving audiences a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Each episode focuses on one company or organization. The first episode featured our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – a terrific […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NinjaDog Concepts

admin | December 21st, 2011 Picture-3.png

I knew that this week, right before the holidays, our small business spotlight had to feature something warm and fuzzy and completely heartwarming. I was going for It’s A Wonderful Life meets The Miracle on 34th Street meets a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.  And I think I almost got it. A […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Flightwise/ MyRadar Mobile Apps

admin | December 14th, 2011

It’s that time of year again, when many of us will wrap our gifts, unsuccessfully try not to crush them while stuffing them in our suitcases, and then hope for the best as we head off to the airport.  Flying during the holidays is difficult not only because airports are packed with every Tom, Dick, […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week:

admin | December 7th, 2011 276835_176209445769559_2713051_n.jpg

There are lot of benefits to owning your own car.  Like not having to haul groceries a mile and then drag them up the stairs to your third floor walk up.  Or not having to limp around town on a sprained ankle. And having the independence to go where you want to go, when you […]

Read full post »

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Green Envee Organics

admin | November 30th, 2011

Remember those lotion commercials from a few years back that featured an alligator roaming around, showing us all how dry, cracked, and just overall unappealing our skin can look because winter is so desolate? And, apparently, this year so snowless. Well, Green Envee Organics can help fix that. Your moisture-sapped skin, that is, not Chicago’s […]

Read full post »