Videos

The June cS Awards and May cS Award Winners!

admin | June 14th, 2013

Back in 2011, we announced a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The June cS Award We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but things are a little different around the crowdSPRING site lately. We’ve rolled out some major changes that we’re very excited about. You may have even […]

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The Science of Persuasion: How To Persuade Others To Do What You Want

Ross Kimbarovsky | December 13th, 2012

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are skilled at persuasion and negotiation. Those skills are critical when hiring employees, negotiating with co-founders, investors and vendors, acquiring customers, and in many other situations. Did you know there are six scientifically validated principles that explain how you can better persuade others to do what you want? […]

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PBS Mini Documentary About Typography

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 13th, 2012

Typography is all around us. It’s on products we buy, in movies we watch, on websites we read, on street signs, and pretty much everywhere we look. Here’s an outstanding 7 minute PBS documentary about typography. I recommend you take the time to watch it if you want to understand why typography is important.

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – crowdSPRING

Ross Kimbarovsky | November 11th, 2011

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 […]

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Now that’s what I call crowdSPRING

admin | November 2nd, 2011

If you ever happen upon the cS office it’s a madhouse of…well, normal office stuff. All things considered, it’s actually really quiet save for the occasional passing train, phone call and click clack of keyboards. But at each desk there’s more often than not a musical smorgasbord. We recently polled  the office for their heavy […]

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Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Google+

Ross Kimbarovsky | October 12th, 2011

Google+ (also known as Google Plus) has generated lots of buzz, but most small businesses are still largely unfamiliar with Google+ and what it offers. In this post, we’ll explain what Google+ is, the key features every small business should understand, and how small businesses can use those features to increase sales. For those of […]

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Steve Jobs In His Own Words

Ross Kimbarovsky | October 6th, 2011

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me. [Steve Jobs] You have put a ding in the universe, Steve. We will miss you. If you haven’t seen Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, take […]

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Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business

Mike | October 3rd, 2011

Last week I was struck by a news story that was unusual in several respects. I turned on the news to see video of a small group of rock climbers rappelling down the exterior of the Washington Monument. The sported the typical gear one would expect to see on such folks: harnesses, helmets, ropes, and […]

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Fun With Typography

Ross Kimbarovsky | September 22nd, 2011

I stumbled on a fun project by Alessandro Novelli, an Italian designer who created a spelling video, where each character is the initial letter of a font name. Here’s the short video: If you’re interested, here’s a nice writeup on how Alessandro Novelli created the video.

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Tips On Defining The Size of a Market for a Startup Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | July 19th, 2011

It’s important to properly measure the size the market in which you hope to compete. Without this information, it’s very difficult to raise funds, understand how much you can/should spend on product development and marketing, evaluate the success of your marketing efforts, etc. In the following video, I offer five suggestions that can help you […]

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