Videos

Social Media Revolution – Facts and Figures (Updated)

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 30th, 2011

A few years ago, Erik Qualman, the author of Socialnomics, produced a popular video highlighting the impressive facts and figures about the growing popularity of social media. Erik updated that video in 2010 and has just released a third update (below) which shows the impressive dominance of social media across the world. Some examples mentioned […]

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Website Traffic or Conversions: Which Is More Important?

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 21st, 2011

Most companies, especially small business and startups, obsess about the amount of traffic to their online sites. Site traffic is important – it brings attention, a certain degree of validation, and the opportunity to convert visitors into users or paying customers. But traffic alone isn’t enough and more importantly, we tend to overestimate its impact. A […]

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Don’t Delegate Until You’ve Done It

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 8th, 2011

Many startups fail because their leaders focus on doing things right, instead of doing the right things. They hire employees who can effectively execute tactics (do things right) but who have difficulty figuring out what needs to be done (doing the right things). But how can you decide the right things that need to be […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 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 will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Mark Achler

Mike | May 4th, 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 will focus on one company or organization. The first episode was about our friends Matt Maloney and Mike Evans from Grub Hub – […]

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crowdSPRING Celebrates Shakespearean Sonnet Day

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 26th, 2011

Can you believe that our last Shakespearean sonnet day was in November 2009? This is partly because until now, everyone was afraid to challenge Kevin, our customer service guru and reigning Shakespearean sonnet champion. If you’re wondering what Shakespearean sonnet day is – we made it up. We read Shakespearean sonnets to celebrate … umm […]

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How Do You Know If Your Startup Idea Is Good?

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 12th, 2011

You get inspired and think you have a great idea for a new startup. How do you know if the idea is good and worth pursuing? In this 3 minute video, I share three things you can do to validate or disprove your idea. Do you have other tips to add or your own story […]

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How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 5th, 2011

Entrepreneurs frequently ask me for advice on finding early customers for a product or service, and how to leverage those customers to market to a larger community of potential customers. This is not easy to do, but there are a few things you can do that can help. In this video, I offer five tips, […]

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Google Summer of Code 2011

admin | April 1st, 2011

Since 2005, Google has led a wonderful open source program called Summer of Code. The goal of that program is to promote open source software development. Google invites open source organizations to propose ideas that could benefit the world, and asks the organizations to mentor students to develop these ideas and released them as FOSS […]

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Are You Listening?

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 30th, 2011

Many people use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to broadcast information about themselves and their businesses. Far fewer people take the time to listen. The video below shows baby twins having a “conversation” between themselves. Notice how each patiently listens while the other is “talking”. We can learn a lot from babies and […]

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