Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hands Occupied

admin | September 15th, 2011

Crafting is not for the faint of heart.  It requires a perseverance, attention to detail  and dedication many tend to underestimate. Failed crafting experiments can leave a person feeling useless and stupid. If you doubt this, try teaching yourself to knit. However, there is hope for those who are not naturally craft-inclined.  And it’s this […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week:

admin | September 8th, 2011

The worst part of cooking is deciding what to make.  Everybody has their fall backs, but there comes a point where you just wanna try something new.  A great way to do this is to try to make something from a specific cuisine.  But in a world filled with interesting fare, what cuisine do you […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The F-ing Word of the Day

admin | September 1st, 2011

Sometimes, I really believe in fate.  Just last week I used the word “chortle” at the  cS office.  To which one of our beloved co-founders, Ross, responded with: “What is it, 1913?”  And that same afternoon, while browsing the site, I found today’s spotlight: The F-ing Word of the Day. Note:  despite its name, the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Roll Rangler

admin | August 25th, 2011

Once upon a time, it was a beautiful, sunny, summer afternoon and I was driving on the highway somewhere in Wisconsin.  And then tragedy struck:  a water bottle slid underneath the brake pedal.  You might think the highway is the ideal circumstance for this to happen.  But, anyone who knows anything about Wisconsin highways during […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: EpicThrills

admin | August 18th, 2011

I have a friend who subscribes to the belief that every experience you have in life is a “story for your storybook.”  It’s become a kind of mantra in our group of friends, used in jest and in all seriousness.  To credit Rob, though, it can be a pretty powerful reminder to be constantly seeking […]

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12 Questions: Meet Grace Conlon (USA)

Audree | August 17th, 2011

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:

admin | August 11th, 2011

Business cards supposedly reveal a lot about a person. There are seemingly dozens of decisions to be made when choosing a business card, rounded versus square corners to color choice to card stock thickness.  Like it or not, people judge on the aesthetic merits of a business card.  It has to be clean, professional, pleasing […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

admin | August 4th, 2011

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Most of us have probably thought at least once in our lives after receiving a less than desirable gift, “Wow, I wish I had just received money.” It […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Slikc

admin | July 28th, 2011

There’s nothing more inconvenient than looking at pictures on someone’s smart phone.  I feel this is the appropriate time to insert the hashtag #firstworldproblems.  But, self-awareness be darned, because those moments of wrist grabbing, head tilting and eye straining are legitimately frustrating. Recognizing this, I introduce you all to PicoSnap by Slikc. PicoSnap is the […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hireology

admin | July 21st, 2011

With temperature highs steadying at a cool and comfy 100 degrees this week in Chicago, it’s too hot to bother with lengthy, clever intros.  So, I’ll just cut to the chase:  this week we’re featuring the website Hiring new employees can be tricky– both Mike and Ross have covered this topic extensively in the […]

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