Posts Tagged ‘small business’

How To Use Design Thinking to Innovate Your Business

Katie Lundin | April 11th, 2017

“How did you come up with that? I could never think of that.” Creative people are often viewed as mysterious, whimsical and ineffable creatures. And yet, the innovation and solutions creativity generates have incredible value. What if I told you that there is a method to the madness? That you, too, can innovate and problem-solve […]

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These 14 Mobile Apps Will Increase Your Productivity

Amanda Bowman | April 10th, 2017

Time. Money. We all wish we had more of them. This is even more keenly felt by business owners and entrepreneurs, for whom time really is money. Finding ways to more effectively use the amount of time available to us is a classic productivity problem. As our lives and careers become increasingly mobile, countless apps […]

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7 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the World’s Best Brands

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 7th, 2017

Entrepreneurs and small business owners typically don’t believe they can learn anything useful from the biggest and most successful companies in the world. After all, brand building at-scale is typically very different than brand building in the startup and small business world. Nevertheless, smart entrepreneurs and small business owners pay careful attention to important market […]

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Notifications Kill Your Productivity: How To Reclaim Your Life

Arielle Kimbarovsky | April 6th, 2017

We are bombarded by thousands of electronic notifications each day. On an average day, people check their phones over 150 times between 6:00 am and 10 pm. And that’s just their phones! Many people believe that notifications help us to stay on track. Paradoxically, they don’t. Notifications actually hurt our productivity. Blogger Sid Savara says […]

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(Ebook) STAND OUT: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting, Growing, and Managing a Successful Business

Nick Bowersox | April 4th, 2017

Do you ever wonder why one entrepreneur fails while another succeeds? Sometimes, it boils down to luck. But, success and failure is about more than luck. It helps to have an advantage when starting out. Over the past two decades, crowdSPRING Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky has spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business […]

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The Small Business Guide to Crafting The Perfect Tagline or Slogan

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 31st, 2017

Coming up with a great company name for your new small business or startup can be challenging and time-consuming. Coming up with a memorable tagline or slogan can present an even greater challenge. A tagline is supposed to communicate to your customers and potential customers what sets you apart from your competition and also your […]

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5 Crowdsourced Designs That Level The Playing Field

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 21st, 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, […]

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What is a style guide and how can you create one for your business?

Amanda Bowman | March 20th, 2017

A style guide is a set of rules to follow any time a member of your organization wants to publish, present or promote content for your brand. It answers questions like: What font does your logo use? What colors are approved? When you need an image for a project, what tone and feel should it […]

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