Lean business practices

Level the Playing Field with These 5 Crowdsourced Designs

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 7th, 2017

Technology has helped close the gap between small businesses and startups and the larger, better-financed competitors they have set out to disrupt. Today, inexpensive and free small business marketing tools, outstanding small business applications from Google, and crowdsourcing have made it possible for startups and small businesses to level the playing field. In some situations, being […]

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3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 2nd, 2017

Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. Startups are the epitome of unpredictability and extremes. For every example of […]

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Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Invest in Design Early

Nick Bowersox | January 10th, 2017

Image courtesy of FreePik Logo design is often one of the first tasks an entrepreneur needs to outsource when starting a new business. Used to doing most of the work themselves, it can be hard for a small business owner to justify the expense of a professionally designed logo. Though cheaper options such as ready-made […]

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How Marketing Velocity Can Help You Increase Sales and Revenue

Ross Kimbarovsky | November 28th, 2016

Image Source: Edward Musiak Marketing can be expensive and often, unpredictable. The most successful marketers and teams set clear, crisp goals, develop smart strategies, and experiment with different tactics. But even then, many campaigns fail to return the money marketers invest on marketing efforts. I’ve previously written about lean marketing – testing your ideas in small batches, listening to feedback, […]

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Crowdsourcing as a Talent Scaling Solution

Lauren Nelson | October 18th, 2016

Why not HIRE from the crowd?

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Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Productivity on the Road

Arielle Kimbarovsky | August 12th, 2016

Image credit: Lisa Jacobs I love to travel, even when traveling exclusively for business. It’s always fun to explore new places, people, and adventures. In fact, some entrepreneurs believe that traveling helps them to be more creative, improves productivity, and increases their expertise – so they travel even while running their company! Whether it’s for […]

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Why “To-Do” Lists Are Hurting Your Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | August 8th, 2016

  It’s Monday morning, which means professionals around the world are kicking off their workweek. They’re getting coffee, catching up around the water cooler, firing up their computer, and getting down to business. And in the process of getting down to business, many of them are hurting their own productivity before the work can really even […]

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How Crowdsourcing Can Supercharge Your In-House Brainstorming

Lauren Nelson | August 3rd, 2016

  Advertising executive Alex Faickney Osborn was frustrated. The storied firebrand of world renown advertising agency BBDO, he was less than impressed by the creative ideas his team had been bringing to the table. So in 1939 he began working on a process he believed would inspire his team and others to think outside the box […]

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How Businesses Can Brace Themselves for the Post-Brexit Fallout

Lauren Nelson | June 28th, 2016

A year or two ago, it would have been unthinkable. Even as the vote grew closer, most predicted it would fail. The exit polls suggested we were safe. But when the more than 33 million votes cast were finally counted, it became a dizzying reality: Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Global markets […]

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