Posts Tagged ‘small business’

How Businesses and Agencies Can Save Money by Crowdsourcing Design

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 31st, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Kitun, CEO of Technori, to talk about crowdSPRING’s global community of more than 200,000 designers and writers. Over the past nine years, crowdSPRING creatives have helped startups, businesses, agencies and non-profits around the world with professional logo design, web design, print design and company naming. […]

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How to Build And Preserve A Strong Company Culture

Amanda Bowman | May 30th, 2017

Even experienced entrepreneurs and business owners often struggle when building a strong cultural foundation for their businesses. In fact, some business owners don’t fully understand why it’s important for a company to have a strong culture or what makes a culture strong. Company culture is not about ping pong tables, fruit baskets, or free massages. […]

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Design Tips from the World’s Most Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Katie Lundin | May 26th, 2017

Are you an eager entrepreneur, ready to conquer the business world with your brilliant idea but unsure how to get funding? If so, you’re not alone. 68% of potential startup founders worry about funding their business ideas. Crowdfunding, one of the fastest growing funding resources for small businesses in America, may be worth your consideration. Reports […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Improve Your Focus and Concentration

Amanda Bowman | May 22nd, 2017

Anyone looking to maximize their productivity, achieve goals, and advance their career must learn how to focus their attention and eliminate distractions. Distractions in our modern day work environments abound; learning to direct your attention amongst the endless chatter in our lives is crucial to success. There are many different strategies that can help minimize […]

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Use Science To Avoid Bad Business Decisions

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 16th, 2017

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgment. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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7 Smart Ways to Increase Brand Awareness for Your Business

Amanda Bowman | May 15th, 2017

Brand awareness reflects the degree to which customers or potential customers can recognize or recall a brand and correctly associate that brand with a specific product or service. Creating brand awareness is one of the key components in promoting a product or service. In his article “The Brand Formula”, entrepreneur and marketer Seth Godin explains […]

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20 Essential Tools for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Katie Lundin | May 12th, 2017

Every year, there are many entrepreneurs who start new businesses. And, of course, there are many others who never quite achieve lift-off. What differentiates the entrepreneurs who act from the dreamers who never try? Chances are good that the perceived barriers to entry are just too intimidating to overcome. According to a 2015 Gallup report, […]

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How Marketing Velocity Can Help You Increase Sales and Revenue

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 11th, 2017

I’ve previously talked about lean marketing – testing your ideas in small batches, listening to feedback, tweaking campaigns, and re-testing. There’s another important concept that complements lean marketing: marketing velocity. Marketing velocity is the speed at which marketing efforts deliver measurable results. Why should you care about marketing velocity? The answer is deceptively simple: speed […]

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11 of the Best Cities Worldwide For Startups and Entrepreneurs

Amanda Bowman | May 8th, 2017

It used to be for the young and the ambitious the best advice was to “go west.” Whether heading to Hollywood or moving to America, riches and success were not found in the place you were, but the place you weren’t: just beyond the western horizon. This romantic notion that the “west is best” still […]

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Don’t Let Burnout Stall Your Career: The 5 Best Tips for Preventing Burnout

Katie Lundin | May 5th, 2017

  ‘Burnout.’ We’ve all heard of it. But, what does it mean to be burned out? And why should you care? Well, burnout is not a matter to be taken lightly; and can pose a serious threat to your career. In her book The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 […]

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