Posts Tagged ‘startups’

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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How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Creative While Running a Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 15th, 2017

Successful entrepreneurs share a common trait: they are creative. As I wrote previously: Startups are like roller-coasters. If you run or work at a startup, you experience many highs and lows and you can’t always anticipate what’s ahead. Education and experience help us overcome many difficult situations, but education and experience are rarely enough. To be […]

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How to Find and Hire Highly Effective Employees

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 14th, 2017

We’re fortunate to have built a great team at crowdSPRING. What makes one employee highly effective and another average? For some of our job postings, crowdSPRING receives hundreds of resumes. How do we find the most effective people to join our team? Contrary to the way most companies hire – we never hire the best […]

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6 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Important Advice About Starting And Growing A Successful Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 8th, 2017

There are more women entrepreneurs starting new businesses today than at any point in history. We will all benefit as a result of this trend. Women are more likely to see and fix industry gaps than men are, making them more likely to identify business ideas that will succeed and help others. And while it’s […]

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Interview with The Founding Moms’ Jill Salzman

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 7th, 2017

If you’re a mom and you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing your existing business, you are not alone. According to the International Finance Corporation, female owned businesses make up 37% of businesses globally. In fact, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, women are more likely to reinvest in their businesses, create more […]

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How Chatbots Can Help You Grow Revenue In Your Business

Amanda Bowman | March 6th, 2017

At every turn, companies and organizations are competing for our attention. How many of them actually get it? To fight against the white noise of impersonal marketing, companies are increasingly turning toward chatbots. For marketing professionals, this is an exciting way to reach their target audience. Who doesn’t love a memorable conversation? Building rapport with […]

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Find the Perfect Name For Your Business or Startup With These 10 Tips

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 2nd, 2017

Picking a good name for your business can be one of the most difficult parts of building brand identity, but also one of the most important. As Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot CTO and Founder puts it, “A great name reduces the friction between your company and the market. It makes it easier for people to find […]

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